Author Archives: Janus Matthes

Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague

It’s official, the Monsanto Tribunal declared that Monsanto is guilty of negatively impacting a healthy environment and the right to health as a basic human right.   On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal…

 

Wild Diamond Vineyards and Hidden Valley Lake impacts

http://www.record-bee.com/opinion/20170406/letters-to-the-editor-april-7 Wild Diamond and HVL This is in response to Mr. Ron Rose’s rebuttal to my editorial commentary regarding the negative impacts of the Wild Diamond Vineyard which I asserted previously. Yes, Mr. Rose I do not live in Hidden…

 

Global Demand Grows as Supply Stalls

Expect a bigger push by the industry to expand in areas not suitable for production or communitites and use more common pool resources, millions of pounds of chemicals into the environment and profit for big corporations. We the people are…

 

Water & Power: A California Heist

Time to support SB 252-Dodds. It is a step in the right direction. Here is the direct link and article/video below on how our water resources are being “mined” by financiers in California. Some communities are working on regulations that state: “Prohibition…

 

GSA public meetings notice from County of Sonoma

April Update!  Important Information on Upcoming Boards and Council Meetings Thank you to everyone who attended one of the recent community meetings. In total, about 400 people came to one of the three meetings held in Petaluma, Sonoma and Santa…

 

No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/no-story-of-wine-industry-under-fire/article_21223b42-3c7c-5510-828f-200a9707075a.html TOP 10 STORIES OF 2016: NO. 1 No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Updated 1 hr ago Napa County in 2016 saw heated growth wars involving not ever expanding subdivisions threatening to pave…

 

Save the Meadow

“……we also need places that remind us there is still peace and beauty in a world that seems ever more ugly, damaged and divided”. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6825846-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor Save the meadow EDITOR: Why is there a sign designating the Beverly Way meadow as…

 

Mendocino Group supports timber harvest lawsuit in Albion

“…. the war never ends. It just takes on different forms.” https://sierraclub.org/redwood/blog/2017/02/mendocino-group-supports-timber-harvest-lawsuit-albion By Shoshana Hebshi, Redwood Chapter Communications Coordinator Being an environmentalist on the North Coast can feel like standing in front of an armed tank in peaceful protest during a…