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The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Wine & Water Watch supports all communities rights for local control to protect our environment for present and future generations. We believe corporations are NOT persons and we have the right to protect our common pool resources against special interests.    “Currently, nature…

 

Activists sue in water project

CADIZ, a foreign company who privatizes water projects worldwide, worked with local officials to hold the mandated public hearings 100 miles away so no one would show up. It’s all about corporate profits……water is a right and owned by everyone….

 

All Aboard the Cannabis Bus???

This week’s Bohemian cover article, it is yet one more example that cannabis growing throughout Sonoma County leads to the opening line: “Look out, wine tours. Make way, brewery crawl.”  The PD also gives lots of coverage of the growing…

 

Owen’s Valley Redux? The merchandising of our water resources…..

https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/11/13/farm-vs-city-california-landmark-water-sharing-deal-may-be-crumbling Farm vs. City: California Landmark Water-Sharing Deal May Be Crumbling Written by Matt Weiser The state’s biggest urban supplier hopes to divert water from farms in the Palo Verde Valley by encouraging conservation. But the move may endanger an…

 

“Nature Has Rights”: Activists Call for a Legal Transformation

With no Planet B, Rights of Nature have to be acknowledged. With over 200 communities in the US passing these laws, time to do this everywhere…..we owe this to our children.  “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42565-nature-has-rights-activists-call-for-a-legal-transformation “Nature Has Rights”: Activists…

 

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…

 

Sierra Club Alert: California Wetlands

From our friends at the Sierra Club: Action Alert After ten years of development, the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) is planning on issuing new regulations to guide which wetlands in California are protected under state law, and…