Author: Lennie Roberts

Speak Up For the Coast by August 14!
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Speak Up For the Coast by August 14!

As you may have heard, new coastal marine sanctuaries and monuments (designated or expanded in the past 10 years) are currently under review by the federal government in an effort to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Please join me in speaking up for our coast by August 14. What You Can Do    1. Tell...

Good News for Old-Growth and Wildlife Trees!
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Good News for Old-Growth and Wildlife Trees!

Last November, I asked you to speak up for protection of old-growth redwoods and wildlife trees on the 40-acre Stoddard Trust property. 572 people emailed CALFIRE and asked that these venerable trees be protected. CALFIRE has now approved the Timber Harvest Permit and we are pleased that no old-growth or wildlife trees are proposed for...

Join Me & I’ll Match Your Gift
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Join Me & I’ll Match Your Gift

I’ve been an advocate with Committee for Green Foothills since 1978. I know the work we do matters. Each of the victories I have been part of over the past 40 years was possible because of our community of members.   Join me as a member of Committee for Green Foothills by making a donation...

Yes to Pipeline Safety. No to Invasive Weeds.
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Yes to Pipeline Safety. No to Invasive Weeds.

By Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate As part of its “Line 109 Gas Pipeline Replacement Project,” Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install a new 24-inch diameter gas transmission pipeline along 4.7 miles in the San Francisco Watershed. The proposal includes three segments generally between Edgewood Road and Black Mountain Road. Its purpose is to...

Stop the Logging of Old-Growth Redwoods
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Stop the Logging of Old-Growth Redwoods

A Timber Harvest Plan (THP 1-16-080 SMO (Stoddard)) that proposes logging of up to 64 old-growth coast redwoods and valuable wildlife trees off Highway 9 in San Mateo County is under review by CAL FIRE. If this plan is approved, all but 13 out of 87 old-growth and wildlife trees on this 40-acre parcel will...

Next Action to Protect Peninsula Watershed
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Next Action to Protect Peninsula Watershed

Thanks to everyone who spoke up to maintain existing protections of the Peninsula watershed and its habitats. Unfortunately, despite an outpouring of opposition to  “opening up” the watershed’s remote areas to unmanaged access, on September 12 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 2-1 (with Supervisor Aaron Peskin opposed) to forward the matter...

In the News on the Peninsula Watershed
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In the News on the Peninsula Watershed

Check out the recent article in the Mercury News by our Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts and Arthur Feinstein of the Sierra Club, Hetch Hetchy system’s Bay Area watersheds are in danger (9/8/16) for more on our position to open the peninsula watershed. The article explains, “Two Chapters of the Sierra Club, three Chapters of Audubon, two...

Speak up and protect drinking water and wildlife habitat
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Speak up and protect drinking water and wildlife habitat

On Monday, September 12, the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider allowing unmanaged access to currently protected areas of the Peninsula watershed. Please join us in urging the San Francisco Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee to reject unmanaged access, improve the existing docent program, and protect our...

Half Moon Bay Coastal Plan Falls Short
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Half Moon Bay Coastal Plan Falls Short

By Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate It’s been almost three years since Half Moon Bay began an ambitious update of its General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Zoning Ordinance. The city has now released the First Public Review Draft of its Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan. Unfortunately, the Draft Plan’s policies regarding protection of sensitive...

Protecting Our Coast
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Protecting Our Coast

by Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate “THE COAST IS NEVER SAVED, IT IS ALWAYS BEING SAVED.” – Peter Douglas Former Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, 1942-2012 It seems that every few years it’s necessary to “save” the California coast — over and over again. With astonishing effectiveness, the people of this great state have...

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