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OPINION: PRMD approves Winery Use-Permits that Urbanize Rural Areas

Update: Skirting Protections http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7459500-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor EDITOR: The recent article about proposed development along Old Redwood Highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa is an example of efforts to skirt protections for open space and greenbelts (“Cloverleaf Ranch a family affair for…

 

Can Folic Acid Mitigate Autism-linked Effects of Pesticides?

Thank you commenter who sent this online article to Wine and Water Watch. We should not have to mitigate being poisoned for someone else’s profits. Mitigating destruction should never be an alternative when it comes to health, safety and welfare of natural…

 

Pam Strayer Oct. 21st, 1-3pm

Wine & Water Watch Is Proud to Present Pam Strayer Oct. 21st,  1-3 pm Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 So. High St., Sebastopol,  Fireside Room What’s on those vines? Want to be an informed consumer and support a healthy…

 

Rush to Judgement on Knight’s Bridge Winery

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7385940-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Rush to judgment EDITOR: Congratulations to the Sonoma County supervisors for rushing to approve the Knights Bridge Winery project (“Supervisors back Knights Valley winery,” Aug. 23). Just as our harvest begins, in a year of good rains, our last…

 

What About the Workers? Online in Bohemian today

Opinion Press Democrat VINEYARD WORKERS Clearly the health of grapes takes precedence over the well being of vineyard workers. On Saturday September 2nd, I read the online article in the Press Democrat, “Harvest in Heat Wave.” A few of the…

 

Challenge to Napa’s winery environmental reviews: Napa News

What part of cumulative impacts, flawed traffic studies, making significant environmental damage a Mitigated Negative Declaration to by pass environmental issues and back dating permits to get wineries in compliance are Napa and Sonoma County officials not getting?   http://napavalleyregister.com/eagle/news/local/mystery-group-challenges-napa-s-winery-environmental-reviews/article_4eda5bfd-dc0a-56cb-b510-0827a52bee13.html Challenge to Napa’s…

 

Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality

France leading way to ban pesticides. What’s in your water?  Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/pesticides-threat-to-champagne-water-quality Intensive agricultural practices are causing concern as chemicals reach the water table. By Caroline Henry A hot, dry summer has left pesticide levels…

 

Pattern of CEQA Violations Alleged in Napa

A prominent environmental law firm has told Napa County: You have a pattern and practice of failing to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Correct this, or we will make sure you do! In a letter dated August 11,…