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County to decide winery’s fate

Neighbors have been monitoring their wells before the new wells went in and have documented the major decrease of groundwater resources which the county has not acknowledged. Once again the wine industry trumps the residents. Was the water monitoring in…

 

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…