Legal Issues


For immediate release: July 20, 2011

Environmental Groups Challenge Railroad’s Failure to Review Impacts

Two North Coast citizens’ groups filed legal actions in Marin County Superior Court today seeking to set aside the North Coast Rail Authority’s (NCRA’s) recent environmental impact report (EIR) for its failure to address the impacts of rebuilding and operating the rail line from Arcata to Lombard.  (MORE)

Our Approach

Despite attention-grabbing world events and the unfavorable political climate, Friends of the Eel River continues to campaign on legal, administrative, and organizing fronts for Eel River restoration. With 2,100+ members, supportive funders and a highly skilled legal team, Friends of the Eel River is bringing the campaign to the people, the politicians, and the courts. (more)


 FOER Press Release on NCRA’s FEIR – 2011

Petition for Writ of Mandate – 2011

FOER Press Release SWRCB Legal Action – 2010

Sonoma County Progress and Problems Eel River Reporter, Spring 2006

Legal Update: Opening Brief 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Eel River Reporter, Summer 2005

FOER Takes Legal Battle to Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsEel River Reporter Winter 2004

The NMFS/FERC Biological Opinion for how PG&E is to run the PVP. November 26, 2002


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