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Napa County wineries face more permit scrutiny

About time, neighbors have been calling in for years documenting violations with little or no action…..now can they stop the deforestation, chemical pollution, traffic problems and water mining?   http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/6997059-181/napa-county-wineries-face-more?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20170105&artslide=0 Napa County wineries face more permit scrutiny GARY QUACKENBUSH FOR NORTH…

 

Napa’s Worker Squeeze Tightens

Great reason to stop the growth in tourism, event centers, water mining by big wine, industrialization of our rural neighborhoods, living wages and treatment of laborers.   https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/05/napas-worker-squeeze-tightens Tougher rules around immigrant labor could see a hike in wine prices in California’s…

 

In Napa Valley, Vineyards and Conservationists Battle for the Hills

http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-napa-valley-vineyards-take-a-bigger-bite-out-of-forests-and-biodiversity The steady expansion of vineyards in California’s premier wine-growing region is moving uphill into oak and other woodlands and is adversely affecting fish and wildlife. Other wine areas, from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to Mendoza in Argentina, are facing similar…

 

Binge Tourism

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6935735-181/close-to-home-the-time?artslide=0 Close to Home: The time has come to create ‘sustainable tourism’ standards JANIS WATKINS JANIS WATKINS IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CONSERVATION ACTION. | April 30, 2017, 12:07AM | Updated 1 hour ago. Sonoma County’s…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Got Asthma?

This just in from Napa Vision 2050: “Last week we shot these photos of vineyard burning, a threat to health in our Napa Valley. Just look at the particles flowing up-valley from this burn going to the California Veteran’s Home….

 

UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa…

 

List of California Wines Containing Arsenic

http://deadstate.org/heres-a-complete-list-of-the-wine-brands-that-have-been-poisoning-you-with-arsenic/  Sky Palma, DeadState.org, March 21, 2015 In previous posts on this website, we discussed the class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that took Big Wine to task for high levels of inorganic arsenic found in 83 wines…