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High Sierra Rural Alliance vs. Sierra Pacific Industries

posted Feb 27, 2009, 12:12 PM by Stevee Duber   [ updated Feb 27, 2009, 12:16 PM ]

Settlement Protects Forest Lands from Premature Development

posted 10 minutes ago by Stevee Duber   [ updated 4 minutes ago ]

February 27, 2009, Sierra City--The High Sierra Rural Alliance announced the successful settlement of a lawsuit the group brought against the County of Sierra and Sierra Pacific Industries. HSRA had challenged the County’s approval to rezone over 7000 acres of forested lands from a zone which limited development to a zone which would encourage development. Under the agreement the property owned by SPI in a remote and environmentally sensitive area within the checkerboard of the Tahoe National Forest will remain protected from premature development.


Under the settlement the County has agreed to rescind the disputed approval. Sierra Pacific Industries has agreed to cover all of HSRA’s attorney’s fees and court costs, and HSRA has agreed not to pursue the litigation in court. more....