Friday, October 09, 2009

Community Rally for Freshwater Tissue.


WHO: Environmental groups, union leaders, local elected officials, business leaders, and hundreds of community residents.

WHAT: Rally and Press Conference to Save the Samoa Pulp Mill

WHERE & WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22 at the Samoa Pulp Mill in Humboldt County, CA

WHY: The Samoa Pulp Mill WILL be forced to shut down if they are not able to secure Federal Stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Lawmakers need to know that saving the Samoa Mill will create 425 new green jobs for residents, and over 2,500 ancillary jobs in the region. The Samoa mill is the ONLY Chlorine-free/Dioxin-free pulp mill in the United States, and shutting it down will export American jobs and American pollution overseas. The operation of this mill provides funds vital to support the community businesses and public infrastructure.

Freshwater Tissue Company acquired the Samoa Pulp Mill in February 2009. Freshwater intends to convert the Samoa Pulp Mill into an integrated tissue mill, producing eco-friendly toilet paper for U.S. regional consumers. It will consume by-products and tan oak logs from the Coastal Redwood Forests whose die-off threatens to spark wildfires throughout the region. Freshwater Tissue embodies a GREEN, REVITALIZED American Economy, and we need your help!

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Fred said...

Will Xandra Manns and some of the other Lefties who are against the mill show up for a counter protest?

samoasoftball said...

I am not sure. But Baykeepers and Sierra Club should be there supporting the project.

Rambo said...

I am flying back to town on the 18 for about 3 weeks Rich. I will be there if I can get my daughter to run me out there. With my hip going out I do not drive anymore. Will get in touch with you when I get to town.

Jeff Leonard said...

I heard the ad on the radio this morning. I'll be there.

Anonymous said...

The only "community" that will show up are the ex-workers who still need a reality check. Give it up, the owners have.

Anonymous said...


After meeting with our PR firm, we have decided to cancel the rally scheduled for October 22nd.

Bob Simpson

Anonymous said...

Interesting article in The Northcoast Journal.

Rambo said...

This just in the paper.

Anonymous said...

Come on people, don't you have any reaction to Bob Simpson cancelling the rally? Hello...yet another wake up call.

West Eureka Bloggers said...

Simpson's attempt to create yet another revival of this old polluting mill inspired us to start a website/blog on the mill.
You can download parts of the 2006 health risk assessment.

west eureka bloggers

xandra said...

Richard, maybe you need to announce that the mill is planning to reopen in late summer 2010 and has requested that water quality standards not be applied for two to three years. Are they also going to request that air quality standards not be applied for two to three years? Do you really think we can take it? Xandra