Federal Judge to Caltrans: Not So Fast with the Redwoods

For the second time in the past year, a coalition of environmental groups has won a significant legal victory against Caltrans. Yesterday, US District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco denied certain elements of the plaintiffs’ claims, but ordered the state transportation agency to redo aspects of its environmental impact report for a proposed project to expand a section of Route 101 in Humboldt County in an old-growth redwood forest.

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