Friday, January 26, 2007

ERF donated more than $5,000 to the "Center for Ethics and Toxics"

Apparently - CETOS is not a lab

• CETOS is looking for NEW MEMBERS!! Your membership supports our outreach efforts and provides educational materials for the general public. We are an independent non-profit, 501(C )(3), dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Please make checks payable to TIDES/CETOS, PO Box 673, Gualala, CA 95445. Basic membership is $30.00 though additional donations are welcome. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Friends of the Center for Ethics and Toxics
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous benefactors, patrons, donors, supporters, contributors,
and friends alike who have donated funds during the year 2002.

$5000 & Above
California for Alternatives to Toxics
Klamath Environmental Law Center
Jennifer Altman Foundation
Ecological Rights Foundation
As You Sow Foundation

Why is this so shocking? Because "... a recent toxicological study that found elevated levels of dioxin in mussels and crabs immediately adjacent to the Sierra Pacific mill. The study, which has also not been made public before, was commissioned by the Ecological Rights Foundation, a Garberville-based environmental group that is suing Sierra Pacific for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. In addition to looking at shellfish near the mill, the study also collected and tested shellfish in Hookton Slough, located at the relatively pristine southern tip of Humboldt Bay. Mussels there had no detectable dioxin contamination and the levels for a species of crab were extremely low, according to the study.

The study, done by toxicologist Marc Lappe of the Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala, Calif., adds that "any increase in body burdens of (dioxin and related) chemicals increases the human risk of several toxic end points including cancer, developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and possibly immunotoxicity."

And the "Ecological Rights Foundation" got $700,000 out of that suit.
Then they set up Baykeeping.


  1. These folks of southern Humboldt will not be happy until all capitolism and private business is either broke or driven from Humboldt County. I wonder how they would react if we were to question why an EIR was never done for Reggae On The River and its effects on the ecology of the area and the river? Turn about is fair play, don't you think? Roy

  2. Roy do you happen to know how to insist on an EIR? Or ru just whistling dixie here.

  3. Isn't it a project that could have an effect on the environment. Do they need any type of discretionary approval from the county as in a permit? If so, then an EIR.

  4. Actually, they do have to get permits. They spent 6 months with the planning department getting permits for the 2006 show. Why hasn't an EIR been prepared? Please don't try and tell me that all they got was a neg. declaration. Where was the public input?

  5. 11:54. First I can't whistle. 2nd, I've contacted a person whom does this for a living and I'm waiting for a response and should have it by Saturday. But given my experience, we have every right to request an EIR before this year's show. The cost of an EIR would be prohibitive, given the Matteel Community Center is now basically broke. They would have to solicit fundage from the rest of the liberal elite through out the nation (as usual). I'll let you know. Roy

  6. No Raggeaeeee on the river, YES !

  7. The festival wen through CEQA and why would you be such a jerk?

  8. It sounds like another back room deal by that scumb-bag Arkley. Republican bastards making big money off concerts can always get their Good old boy back room deal CEQA's passed with a wink and a nod.

  9. So your a bad guy if you want a rock concert with 20,000 pissing in the river to finally follow the rules,but your a savior if you shut down a legal oyster buisness. Very progressive!

  10. I don't think anyone is really cheering for the demise of Reggae (ROR)... but merely commenting on the hypocritical attitude of those who think nothing of the "environmental degradation" caused by the masses at ROR yet who seek to force everyone else into compliance with strict regulations, and finger wagging, followed by fines and closures. Most notably, those who seek to shut down the beach access, decrying the "damage" done by people walking across the dunes to get to the beach. Mind boggling, given the changing nature of the beach, which is subject to complete changeovers on a regular basis, from wind, rain, high tides and storms. (Not even mentioning what would happen if a tsunami came through.) You know, people are just tired of it. So there is some bitterness when it comes to things like Reggae.

    I hope they work things out. I always meant to go when it was small, but wouldn't go now, the crowds are just too big. It seems to be a victim of its own success.

  11. I need to review the county permit for the event and will report back to you. Roy

  12. Sounds like fun. Try to stop a concert because someone I might disagree with might go to it. What a jerky thing to do.

    and who are you refering to in this statement?

    "those who seek to shut down the beach access, decrying the "damage" done by people walking across the dunes to get to the beach."

    I don't remember "walking across the dunes to get to the beach" to be a big deal to anyone.

  13. Then you haven't been paying attention.

  14. It depends on what your definition of "anyone" is. If "anyone" is the few vocal,well placed in Gov. or influential NGO's radicals who want everything under their control, then you're probably right. If the defininition is a bit more inclusive then you are wrong. As is the constant theme of this thread,it's all about honesty and credidabilty. If your "anybody's" can't be honest about their true motives it will fall to all the rest of us "anybody's" to point it out. I seem to remember someone else using that type of logic to get his butt out of a sling when he said"It depends on what your definition of "IS" is."


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