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Appeals on Walt Ranch vineyard project in Napa County denied

Once again money trumps health, welfare and safety of the citizens. Napa Board of Supervisors: your job is to protect the Public Trust.   Napa Co. denies Walt Ranch vineyard appeals http://click1.email.pdlist.com/ahthgrbdgyknmdrcnycvtnspbtnghscvkcrvpmtkkkbmt_espydzh.html CYNTHIA SWEENEY NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | December…

 

Opinion: The Summit of Temerity

The local Sonoma Index-Tribune paper (owned by the PD) printed this extremely well written Letter to the Editor after the Belden Barns BOS vote. The Editor also nailed the title to this published letter, “The summit of temerity” ! Note that…

 

Asphalt plant request sent back

The project, approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote in 2010, has attracted resistance at seemingly every milestone. Bird habitat, children, park, the Petaluma RIver and the gateway to Sonoma County next to an asphalt plant? How…

 

A Terrible Precedent

Another flawed traffic report and another approval. Traffic reports should be conducted at peak season and peak traffic impact times. Bella Winery was approved with a low season traffic report and how many others? It is time for the Supervisors to…

 

Standing Tall, Local efforts to block Dakota Access Pipeline grow,

http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/standing-tall/Content?oid=3033516 Standing Tall, Local efforts to block Dakota Access Pipeline grow,  BY SHEPHERD BLISS Think globally and act locally. This is the intention behind the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights’ Nov. 18 resolution in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in…

 

Choked Valley by Donald Williams

Napa County (population 142,000) is a rural relief valve for the Bay Area’s 7.5 million urban residents, but its burgeoning wine and tourist industry is overwhelming the area’s limited natural resources. Residents increasingly object to the county’s seemingly endless commercialization….

 

Napa’s Walt Ranch Hearings Open with Protest

Napa Valley Register by Barry Eberling – Updated Nov 20, 2016 People waged the Walt Ranch battle in the Napa County Board of Supervisors chamber and on the street. County supervisors on Friday opened what will be a multi-day hearing…

 

GSA panel letter information + email lists

Great meeting Saturday for all who attended. As promised here is a sample letter and email lists of officials to send to. It is imperative to get everyone represented for the future of our water in all counties. This process is…

 

Knights Bridge Winery appeal hearing postponed

Press Release from Maacama Watershed Alliance: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > CONTROVERSIAL KNIGHTS VALLEY WINERY > > Public Hearing for Nov. 1st cancelled until further notice by County Counsel. > > Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA – October 23, 2013…

 

Will New California Buffer Zones Protect Children From Pesticides? Public Comments due by Nov. 17th

http://civileats.com/2016/10/19/will-new-california-buffer-zones-protect-children-from-pesticides/ Will New California Buffer Zones Protect Children From Pesticides? Lawmakers have proposed pesticide-free zones around schools and daycare centers. Environmental and community activists say they fall short, given pesticides’ reach and persistence; pesticide manufacturers say they’re unwarranted. By Elizabeth…

 

Monsanto International Tribunal

Wine and Water Watch signed on as a supporting organization to the international tribunal court prosecuting Monsanto. With glyphosate in mothers breast milk, wine, and now found in children’s vaccines,  it is time to ban these toxic practices. There have been numerous studies…