April 2018 Archives

Tensions heighten over Shasta Dam

The Trump administration is “pretty clearly setting up an attempt to override state law to build this project,” said Doug Obegi, a water lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. “It hits the holy trinity of destroying…

 

AB 2545, another bad water bill that needs to be stopped

OPPOSE AB 2545           Department of Fish and Wildlife: lake or streambed alteration agreements: definitions. Would redefine “river” and “stream” to exclude smaller streams (ie Class III streams) from DFW jurisdiction for LSA review and permitting. A recipe for increased impacts…

 

“Sustainable” Sonoma?

Who would you trust to tell the truth, an industry group that sets up their own “certifiers” from the industry they are supposed to be certifying or real third party certifiers that have been professionals for decades? The “Sustainable Sonoma” signs…

 

Dynamic Trio, biodynamic wines

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) has documented that wine grapes use more chemicals than any other California crop (cdpr.ca.gov).  Sonoma County acreage of third party certified organic wines is 2.4%, Napa 9% and Mendocino 23%. Asthma, leukemia, cancer, autism on the…

 

Is Your Produce Sprayed With This Toxic Pesticide?

Mother Jones reports: Is Your Produce Sprayed With This Toxic Pesticide? How about your wine? Gallo sprayed large amounts of chlorpyrifos around Two Rock, Sonoma County, five Sonoma management companies are among the few remaining users in the state to…

 

Booze industry on steriods

You think traffic is already gridlocked in this area? You haven’t seen anything yet! With Tennis Wick (Sonoma county head Permit Sonoma) already admitting the county is letting the wineries write their own event/tasting room ordinance (Northbay Biz Journal), neighborhoods are…