What: Humboldt County cannabis ordinance environmental impact report hearing
When: 6 p.m. Oct. 19
Where: Supervisors’ chamber, first floor, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka
More information and documents can be found online at www.humboldtgov.org/2308/Cannabis-EIR.
The heads of five environmental organizations are calling on Humboldt County officials to focus their attention on combatting illegal cannabis grows before permitting new farms.
The Thursday letter signed by the Environmental Protection Information Center, the North Coast Environmental Center, Redwood Region Audubon Society, Humboldt Baykeeper and the California Native Plant Society’s North Coast chapter comes during the county’s environmental review of an ordinance seeking to expand the scope of the cannabis industry.
“In short, until we deal with the existing environmental damage and the vast number of operations not in compliance, we…