Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shasta County will sue Forest Service over OHV restrictions

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in closed session to sue the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over its controversial roads plan. Supervisor Les Baugh said the board also appointed County Counsel Rubin E. Cruse Jr. as the board’s spokesman on the pending litigation. Cruse said it’s still too early to determine what the suit might look like when it’s filed in federal court in Sacramento. Siskiyou County supervisors Tuesday morning also had discussed suing the Shasta-Trinity over the plan, but they decided to hold off on a decision, waiting to see what Shasta County did, Siskiyou County Supervisor Michael Kobseff said. The two counties’ leaders will likely file a joint complaint, Kobseff said. Siskiyou’s supervisors will bring up the matter again at next week’s meeting. “The bottom line is the public forest is trying to kick the public out,” Kobseff said...more

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