Category Archives: environmental regulation

They’re Either FOIA or Against Ya

Timely and honest access to data and reliable information from our government is vital to our democracy.  Enshrined in Federal law, the Freedom of Information Act gives the public broad access to the records of Federal departments and agencies.  It … Continue reading

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National Park Service concealed high levels of toxic material in Drakes Estero project

Critical information withheld from US Army Corps of Engineers permit applications and NEPA documents. There are new developments in the Russian River Times ongoing investigation of National Park Service (NPS) misconduct in Drakes Estero. After their controversial decade-long battle to … Continue reading

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Toxic National Park Service

More corruptive acts in the decade long battle to close the historic oyster farm in Drake’s Estero The Russian River Times (RR Times) has obtained photographs and samples from the National Park Service (NPS) Drake’s Estero ‘Restoration’ project site where … Continue reading

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California Coastal Commission Gets Its Own Facts Wrong in Oyster Company Court Hearing.

The Russian River Times recently caught up with Phyllis Faber, one of the founding members of the California Coastal Commission board, who, along with the Alliance for Locally Sustainable Agriculture, has now sued her former organization for their actions against … Continue reading

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Environmental Petition Spreads Discredited Information

From the Russian River Times July-August 2009 A river of environmental misinformation flows all the way from a card table in Sebastopol, across the country, down C Street in Washington, past the Department of Interior and eventually discharges into the … Continue reading

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Is Environmental McCarthyism Destroying Coastal Sustainability?

From The Russian River Times/Oct 2009 Nowhere is the environmental community’s growing split more apparent than among Pacific Coast fisheries, dairies, farmland and oyster farms. Sustainability or strict preservation? This battle, at the interface of science, policy and regulation, defines … Continue reading

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