Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CalTrans Beats EPIC

Hooray! Looks like the court ruled against the Environmental Protection Information Center in their lawsuit to stop the Richardson Grove realignment. I'm actually surprised. Common sense would dictate EPIC's suit was bogus, but after the judge came to the grove and quibbled over which trees were what diameter, I wondered if sanity would prevail.

Other than that, it's not too big a deal. They're not really going to do much to the road after all is said and done. I'm just glad to see EPIC get bitch slapped for a change.


At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Remember, EPIC fights many battles - they win some, they lose some. The battle by EPIC is not 100% over; nor, the battle for mobility. Quiz question: How long before RG is developed again for future needs? And, if the future offers a different kind or type of mobility, how long must time pass before we know this? IOW, if society was venturing to hover crafts or other Star Wars type flying vehicles, then obviously RG does not need the work done on it. So until then, safety...mobility is a fake reason as mobility already exists. HOJ never had a mobility issue with RG while driving through it; rather, it was 100% safety concerns. Judge Reinholtsen mandated EXACTLY the idea HOJ had on a blog comment moons ago (Humboldt Herald) - during development, monitor the actions for conformance to what is allowed. It is a feel good day today. - HOJ

At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed 100%.

Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows: I found myself "rooting" for Caltrans, not because of any love for Caltrans (to put it mildly) but because of ongoing disgust with the antics of EPIC et al.

Similar reaction to Wal-mart, of course. Never was a fan of the big W but sure got tired of the anti Wal-mart nazis... and it was fun to see them get flummoxed.

You go Caltrans! Go Wal-mart!

But not exactly ... see what I mean?

At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fred, Obama just announced his support for the tax cuts to remain for all except high income earners. Assuming his plan is approved, does that mean you'll still be paying higher taxes next year?

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Actually, we're in the lowest, or next to lowest tax bracket. Not sure that matters. My quarterly income tax estimates more than doubled this year.

I was ironically notified the day after Obamacare was declared constitutional that my share of cost for MediCal went from just under $500.00 a month to $650.00.

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a conspiracy to fuck you over Fred!


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