Image: Mockup of The EaRTH Center, a transit and housing development scheduled to be built behind Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery.

Local environmental groups have gotten very good at saying “no” to developments, whether it is a liquid natural gas export facility on Humboldt Bay or cutting and paving over redwood roots at Richardson Grove State Park.

But some development is socially necessary and desirable. On this week’s episodes, leaders from Humboldt Baykeeper, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities, and EPIC talk about the recent lawsuit from “Citizens for a Better Eureka” that seeks to stop affordable housing development.