North Coast Rail Legal Settlement to Protect Health of Eel and Russian River Watersheds, Advance Great Redwood Trail Project

Settlement between North Coast Rail Authority, Friends of the Eel River and Californians for Alternatives to Toxics ends decade-long dispute, upholds bedrock environmental law and advances rail-to-trail project. Marin County, Calif. – The North Coast Rail Authority agreed in late April to a legal settlement with non-profit organizations Friends of the Eel River and Californians … Read more

North Coast Environmental Groups Support Proposed Federal PLANT Act As Step Toward Federal Reform

For Immediate Release – Monday, August 19, 2013 For more information: EPIC: Gary Graham Hughes, 707.822.7711 Friends of the Eel River: Scott Greacen, 707.822.3342 North Coast Environmental Groups Support Proposed Federal PLANT Act As Step Toward Federal Reform North Coast environmental groups and coalitions representing more than 35,000 supporters have expressed supported for a proposed … Read more

Environmental Groups File Appeals in Railroad Case

Media Release Tuesday, July 8, 2013 Friends of the Eel River: Scott Greacen (707) 502-4555, scott@eelriver.org Californians for Alternatives to Toxics: Patty Clary, (707) 834-4833, patty@alt2tox.org   Environmental Groups File Appeals in Railroad Case Challenge Ruling Preempting Environmental Review Promised and Paid For San Francisco – Friends of the Eel River (FOER) and Californians for … Read more

Environmental Groups Challenge Railroad's Failure to Review Impacts

For immediate release: July 20, 2011 For more information: Friends of the Eel River: Scott Greacen, North Coast Director, Arcata: 707-502-4555 Nadananda, Executive Director, Sausalito: 415-332-9810 Website: https://eelriver.org/category/news/ Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs): Patty Clary, Executive Director 707-834-4833   Environmental Groups Challenge Railroad’s Failure to Review Impacts Two North Coast citizens’ … Read more

Notice of Intent to Sue – NCRA

  June 7, 2011 Dear Directors and Decision-makers for the North Coast Rail Authority: This letter provides written notice that the Friends of the Eel River (“FOER”) intends to file a lawsuit should the North Coast Rail Authority (NCRA) certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (“FEIR”) for the NCRA Russian River Division Freight Rail Project … Read more