August 2018 Archives

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural…

 

Earth Wins a Round in EPA Court Battle

“ In July, the EPA amended the rule to allow states and the EPA to suspend groundwater monitoring requirements at coal-ash sites if it’s determined there’s no potential for pollutants to move into some aquifers. The rule was the first signed…

 

Sierra Club: Help Stop Needless Logging

Help Stop Needless Logging Save our Forests from Needless Logging This 30-inch diameter tree is over 100 years old.   The forestry industry is always pushing for less regulation  – and now with fires burning, the state legislature is eager to comply….

 

Opinion in Press Democrat: Winery Moratorium

EDITOR: In 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recognized the need for a definition of “winery events” and for guidelines for areas of the county where wineries and tasting rooms are most concentrated. The board is now scheduled to…