In April, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) requested a stay to prevent logging operations that may damage watersheds in Freshwater Creek and other northern California forests.
Following pressure from community and environmental activists, West Oakland’s LeSaffre Yeast (formerly Red Star Yeast) closed its doors in April after nearly a century in operation.
Tensions have run high in the 15,000-acre Freshwater Creek watershed east of Eureka since Pacific Lumber was granted its request for a temporary restraining order against forest activists on March 10th.
After “fierce opposition” from Berkeley City Council members, environmental and public health advocates have postponed a proposal for a city-wide precautionary principle ordinance.
In February, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted new measures for San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties to control stormwater runoff.