Environment Archive

Shut Down the Pellet Plant!

Activists are demanding transparency and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors regarding the health hazards attributable to the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant.

Local tribes, activists and statewide organizations are joining forces to demand closure of the Calpella wood pellet plant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council

The InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council adopted a resolution declaring their “unequivocal opposition” to the wood pellet production plant in Calpella, California and “its operation by Forest Energy Corporation, Mendocino Forest Products and any other parties.”

Mendocino Forest Products pellet mill in Calpella, CA

Community members assert ongoing and uncorrected hazardous pollution being emitted from the Mendocino Forest Products wood pellet production plant in Calpella, Mendocino County, California.

California Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel

A call for “full transparency” to “ensure the public is fully aware of any public health risks posed by the Woolsey Fire on Santa Susana Field Laboratory.”

A banner declaring “No More Blood Berries” hung from the most iconic buildings in downtown Watsonville, which hover over the Strawberry Festival and stand as subtle reminders of the apple industry in the Pájaro Valley.

New Leaf Community Markets in Felton, California takes a righteous step in support of the farmworkers who grow our food. In addition to pulling Driscoll’s berries from their shelves, the market is displaying a letter with an overview of the boycott.

The march drew connections between saving the local Beach Flats Community Garden and the global boycott of Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry distributor, founded and based in Santa Cruz County.

The City of Santa Cruz promised to seek acquisition of the land for a permanent garden, instead they bulldozed 40% of the garden to facilitate Seaside Company’s agenda.

People started speaking about the Driscoll’s boycott, so Driscoll’s got rid of their strawberries and quickly left Watsonville Earth Day.