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April 1, 1988
For the third day, demonstrators in Weaverville protested against herbicide spraying of cut timberlands by Sierra Pacific Industries. Trinity County sheriff's deputies have arrested about 25 people for trespassing since Tuesday. Those arrested were cited and released.
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February 6, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Already under fire for siphoning money into a secret fund, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has been ordered to pay more than $32 million in legal bills for those it blamed for starting a 65,000-acre forest fire. In a scathing order, Superior Court Judge Leslie C. Nichols, sitting on assignment in Plumas County, accused the agency of covering up, lying and engaging in "egregious and reprehensible conduct. " "The court finds that Cal Fire's actions initiating, maintaining and prosecuting this action, to the present time, is corrupt and tainted," the judge wrote.
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April 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
California's largest timber company has sold two more tracts of land to a trust that plans to preserve thousands of acres across the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Pacific Industries, based in Redding, says it's selling 1,280 acres along the north fork of the American River and 628 acres at Barker Pass, along the Pacific Coast Trail near the Granite Chief Wilderness. The two tracts were sold to the nonprofit Trust for Public Land for about $2.87 million.
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July 18, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — Federal prosecutors Tuesday announced a record $122.5-million settlement for one of the most devastating wildfires in state history, which charred 65,000 acres in Northern California in 2007. The deal, which includes $55 million in cash and $67.5 million in land to be turned over to the federal government, is the result of a closely watched legal battle between federal prosecutors in Sacramento and Sierra Pacific Industries, the state's largest timber company. The case has been a flash point in a debate over how much money government agencies should be able to collect for damage in wildfires caused by negligence.
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December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lassen County's largest private employer is closing Susanville's last timber mill. Sierra Pacific Industries said Tuesday it plans to shut the sawmill sometime next year. Susanville has a population of 17,900 and is 112 miles east of Redding. The company blamed loss of government timber supplies and competition from foreign imports for the closing.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fibreboard Corp. to Sell Wood Products Unit: The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based maker of wood and vinyl products and industrial insulation said it has signed a letter of intent to sell the assets of its wood products operations to Anderson, Calif.-based Sierra Pacific Industries for an estimated $240 million to $250 million. The assets include about 76,000 acres of timberland and facilities at Standard, Chinese Camp, Red Bluff and Keystone, all in Central California.
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August 23, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sierra Pacific Industries will scale back clear-cutting in Calaveras County in response to public opposition, the company's chief forester said Tuesday. California's largest timber company was stung earlier this year by public complaints about increased clear-cutting in the 1.5-million acres of forest it owns near Arnold, a former logging town now dependent on tourism and retirees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2000
Logging is a volatile issue in environmentally aware California, even when a company is cutting its own trees on its own lands. Current controversies over two separate logging operations should encourage Gov. Gray Davis and state forestry regulators to take a new look at state policy regarding logging on private lands in California. Both disputes indicate the state may need to toughen its rules. One involves Pacific Lumber Co.'
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March 20, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed compromise designed to reduce logging and preserve ancient forests in California won the backing of major environmental groups Tuesday, putting pressure on the timber industry to approve the agreement or face a tougher ballot initiative in 1992. The Sierra Club, National Audubon Society and Wilderness Society have agreed to back the proposal, which would reduce timber harvest on private lands and increase protection for streams, watersheds and wildlife.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1987 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Santa Fe Southern Pacific, the diversified railroad company in the throes of a major reorganization, said Monday that it had agreed to sell its Northern California timber business to Sierra Pacific Industries of Arcata, Calif. Privately held Sierra Pacific will pay an undisclosed sum for the 520,000 acres of timberland owned by Santa Fe Pacific Timber, which was put on the block in June by the parent company. Securities analyst John E. Maack Jr. at S. G. Warburg & Co.
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September 25, 2009 | Eric Bailey
The Schwarzenegger administration pushed through new rules Thursday allowing California's biggest timber firms to cash in on the fight against global warming even as they clear-cut parts of their forests. Forest owners stand to reap tens of millions of dollars in the coming decades by selling the capacity of their woods to cleanse the air of carbon dioxide, offsetting greenhouse gases belched by industrial polluters. But the administration's successful effort to allow loggers to sell their carbon credits to industry while also clear-cutting their lands sparked intense opposition from several conservation groups.
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December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lassen County's largest private employer is closing Susanville's last timber mill. Sierra Pacific Industries said Tuesday it plans to shut the sawmill sometime next year. Susanville has a population of 17,900 and is 112 miles east of Redding. The company blamed loss of government timber supplies and competition from foreign imports for the closing.
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April 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
California's largest timber company has sold two more tracts of land to a trust that plans to preserve thousands of acres across the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Pacific Industries, based in Redding, says it's selling 1,280 acres along the north fork of the American River and 628 acres at Barker Pass, along the Pacific Coast Trail near the Granite Chief Wilderness. The two tracts were sold to the nonprofit Trust for Public Land for about $2.87 million.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Enron Corp., Puget Energy Inc. and Sierra Pacific Resources, owners of four utilities that sell power to California, want U.S. regulators to restructure price caps placed on the state's electricity market. The rules set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in May often require the utilities to sell their excess electricity at a loss, the companies said.
NEWS
April 20, 2001 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's largest owner of private timberland is dramatically reducing the amount of Sierra Nevada acreage it plans to clear-cut over the next century, officials announced Thursday. Executives at Sierra Pacific Industries said they will scale back clear-cuts by 70% in response to pressure from residents near its vast logging holdings, scattered from Yosemite to the Oregon border.
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August 23, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sierra Pacific Industries will scale back clear-cutting in Calaveras County in response to public opposition, the company's chief forester said Tuesday. California's largest timber company was stung earlier this year by public complaints about increased clear-cutting in the 1.5-million acres of forest it owns near Arnold, a former logging town now dependent on tourism and retirees.
NEWS
July 26, 2000 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's largest owner of private timberland is temporarily halting much-criticized clear-cutting of about 900 acres near the Calaveras County town of Arnold. Executives of Sierra Pacific Industries said the Redding-based company stopped felling trees in the area Monday and will suspend logging there for a month while it revises its clear-cutting plans "in response to some of the concerns of Calaveras County residents." The timber giant's increased clear-cutting on the 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2000
Logging is a volatile issue in environmentally aware California, even when a company is cutting its own trees on its own lands. Current controversies over two separate logging operations should encourage Gov. Gray Davis and state forestry regulators to take a new look at state policy regarding logging on private lands in California. Both disputes indicate the state may need to toughen its rules. One involves Pacific Lumber Co.'
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