Reject Proposed Rezoning for Mercer-Fraser Project, Says Letter to the Editor
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“I stand in solidarity with the Honorable Councilwoman Vivienna Orcutt of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in asking for the community to attend the December 4th 2018 9:00AM Board of Supervisor’s meeting and speak in opposition to Board efforts (supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Rex Bohn in particular) to fast-track the industrial cannabis applications for their wealthy campaign contributor Mercer-Fraser Corporation.” – Allen McCloskey
It is time for us to call these people out and to tell the Board of Supervisors and their wealthy developer friends that our resources, our water, our rivers and all that is pristine Humboldt ARE NOT FOR SALE!!
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors (HCBOS) are fast-tracking a departure gift for the Mercer-Fraser Corporation at the December 4th meeting. This move will allow Mercer-Fraser to jump two levels in the permitting process – from highway commercial use to heavy industrial.
The fight to protect our environment and Humboldt County Indigenous homelands has no boundaries. There are many environmental and destructive issues that face our community. Humboldt County Supervisors should not further complicate those matters by loosening cannabis extraction restrictions. Allowing such an irresponsible and dangerous corporate venture in the heart of North Coast salmon migration routes risks polluting both key fish habitat and drinking water for thousands of eastern Humboldt residents.
Humboldt County Residents have repeatedly asked the HCBOS to reject this Mercer-Fraser project and the proposed rezoning, and to protect drinking water and the health & safety of eastern Humboldt. The BOS is fast-tracking a volatile and combustible hash lab within 56 feet of elementary school property – showing that those with a voice at the table don’t really care about our communities.
The Klamath Trinity School District, Hoopa Valley Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Willow Creek Community Services District all oppose this lavish corporate departure gift and environmental pass to the Mercer-Fraser Corporation.
PROTECTING SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER & THE NORTH COAST FISHERY~
In honor of our future generations, protecting our way of life, water, sacred places, and all living beings, we are requesting that any future county candidates, students, fish/water advocates, and fellow citizens that care about the earth join us in a protest event.
“Building a sustainable Humboldt County is one of the great challenges of our time and it is an obligation to our children and grandchildren and the many generations to follow. We need to hold our Board of Supervisors and other elected officials accountable to the values of our rural community and not allow them to continue working for special interest big money and their wealthy campaign contributors. There is no denying that cannabis is a major factor when we talk about our local and regional economy, but as with any form of development there is the need for proper planning and careful-prudent consideration for our natural and cultural resources. We must always work to protect our natural resources, our water, and all that is sacred here in our rural community.” – Allen McCloskey, California Assembly Delegate
December 4th at 9:00am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Contact: Councilmember Vivienna Orcutt, Allen McCloskey
Hoopa Valley Tribe California Assembly Delegate
530-625-4211 Ext 104 707-616-0694