25 May '11, 7pm

Challenge Seeks to Halt California Highway Project That Would Destroy Ancient Redwoods

For Immediate Release, May 25, 2011 Contacts: Gary Hughes, EPIC, (707) 822-7711 Patty Clary, CATS, (707) 445-5100 Peter Galvin, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 986-2600 Challenge Seeks to Halt California Highway Project That Would Destroy Ancient Redwoods SAN FRANCISCO— A coalition of conservation groups and local residents today asked a federal judge to stop California transportation officials from moving ahead with a controversial highway project that would jeopardize ancient stands of redwood trees in northern California’s Richardson Grove State Park . The coalition seeks to halt plans by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to realign a section of Highway 101 that winds through old-growth redwoods in the park. The work would require crews to dig into the roots of towering redwoods that stand along the highway within park boundaries. Today’s fil...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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