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Monday, April 27, 2009

New Newhall Land EIR is Out

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Bankrupt Newhall Land Seeks Approval of EIR from Feds and State Fish and Game for 20,000 homes along the Santa Clara River in North L.A. County



They seek to destroy habitat for the once-extinct San Fernando Valley Spineflower (extinct until it was found at Newhall Ranch, despite the landowner's best efforts to cover it up.) The development plans were approved by L.A. County's supervisors in 2003, but permits must also be given by the state and federal governments as the project sits on prime wetlands and endangered species habitat.

Newhall Land was sold to Lennar Corp. and LandSource soon afterward, and they defaulted on a $1 billion loan last year.

read more:
http://www.cuddyvalley.org/blogs/nimby/?p=331

the group that sued them:
http://scope.org/


the EIR is here:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/5/newhall/docs/

Public comments are due by June 26, 2009
and all the information about where to write is on the website.

email addresses of the places to send comments are:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Attn: Aaron O. Allen
Aaron.O.Allen@usace.army.mi


California Department of Fish and Game
newhallranch@dfg.ca.gov

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A Public hearing will be held June 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM at Rancho Pico Middle School, located at 26520 West Valencia Blvd. in the western Santa Clarita area.

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