An anonymous group has been romancing members of our Board of Supervisors in an effort to kill the Great Redwood Trail, and have already filed a request to kill the construction of the trail ("McGuire Warns of 'Toxic Coal Train' Plan," posted Sept. 3). This group has no interest in improving our way of life here in Northern California. They are solely interested in hauling low-grade coal through our neighborhoods so that they can then export the coal to other countries via Humboldt Bay. They want to keep it all hush-hush, hoping they can slip this through without public outcry.
The Russian River, the beautiful Eel River, and all the communities upon those banks would be adversely affected if we let this thing go through.
Here we are in Humboldt County, on the one hand planning to install a state-of-the-art wind farm just off shore, and at the same time considering coal trains to run through our communities. What's wrong with this picture?
Let's send these guys packing! Sign the following petition: Petition stop the toxic coal train! It can be found at www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-coal.
Rick Pelren, Fortuna