Questioning Local Government Transparency and Accountability

Jun 7, 2018

Part of the mile-long diversion pipe that connects the Eel and Russian Rivers.
Credit Friends of the Eel River

“The key piece of this whole scheme, is that you get out from under the requirement to provide fish passage over Scott dam”

Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Information Center, hosts a discussion with Friends of the Eel River Conservation Director Scott Greacen about Humboldt County’s position on the Eel River dams and concerns about transparency in local government. 

Tom and Scott discuss the results of Friends of the Eel River’s recent Public Records Act Request and their efforts to encourage Humboldt County Supervisors to embrace dam removal on the Eel. They also point to recent actions by officials in Humboldt and Trinity Counties that call the integrity of political processes into question.


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