Anybody remember the diesel spill show on KMUD that resulted in so much screeching? Depending on the level of contamination, the diesel spill could result in more legal trouble than the pot bust, although a thousand plants is no small matter.

The Times Standard has the story, as does the Eureka Reporter.

Sohum really does have to come to terms with the potential impact of diesel leakages and spillages on the rivers, whether marijuana related or not. What I’ve encountered is a defensiveness, and silence from local environmental organizations apparently concerned about jeopardizing funding. They don’t say that it isn’t a problem. They simply don’t discuss it at all.

It’s part of what Rondel Snodgrass once called the “mill town mentality” about the local industry.