Thank you Awards Sponsors!

A big THANK YOU to all of the individuals and sponsoring the Environmentalist of the Year Awards this year!

Including:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Andy Sawyer & Carol Bingham
SKK Developments
Kuvara Law Firm
Earl Withycombe
Sierra Club Sacramento Group
McCord Environmental, Inc.
Physicians for Social Responsibility Sacramento Chapter
Sacramento Natural Foods Coop

Each sponsorship is an investment in the ongoing success of ECOS, as well as the recognition provided by the Environmentalist of the Year Awards.

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Press release re American River bridge lawsuit by ECOS

April 6, 2021

On March 29, 2021, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate with the Sacramento County Superior Court challenging Caltrans’ approval of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment with a Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for a project to widen the Capital City Freeway (SR 51) bridge over the American River.

The IS/MND does not provide adequate environmental review under CEQA, in that it fails to provide an adequate project description and piecemeals environmental review of further planned widening of SR 51. Furthermore, this project may have significant impacts to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and climate change. ECOS seeks a determination from the Superior Court that Caltrans’ approval of the project is invalid and void and that the Mitigated Negative Declaration fails to satisfy the requirements of CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 15000 et seq.).

Since 1966, the bridge has had three lanes in each direction…. [read more]


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