Below you will find information and resources pertaining to the lawsuit filed by Global Justice Ecology Project, the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, the Center for Food Safety, Dogwood Alliance and the International Center for Technology Assessment to stop the planting of 260,000 genetically engineered trees (eucalyptus) across seven southern US states.
The USDA’s final Environmental Assessment (EA) from April 2010:
The USDA’s Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the request by GE tree company ArborGen to plant the GE eucalyptus trees:
The counties where the field trials will be located (from pp. 8-16 of the EA) Click on map above for locations.
The Initial Complaint filed in US Court on July 1, 2010:
The Amended Complaint filed in US Court on August 10, 2010:
The 60 Day Notice of Intent to Sue:
The October 2011 US District Court Decision on the Lawsuit:
Rubicon Shareholders Report: For a copy of Rubicon’s 2009 annual report to shareholders, email email@example.com. The reference to ArborGen producing half a billion GE eucalyptus annually for biofuel production in the US South can be found on page 8.
Comments submitted by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division expressing concerns about the GE eucalyptus planting:
Comments submitted by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council expressing concerns about the GE eucalyptus planting:
Comments submitted by the U.S. Forest Service expressing concerns about the impacts on water from the GE eucalyptus planting can be found in the Environmental Assessment, Appendix III
The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.