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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…

 

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…

 

Neighbors Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Grow

Neighbors Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Grow by Dr. Shepherd Bliss Sonoma County, Northern California   One of the United States’ top four cannabis-growing counties is Sonoma County, California, where this reporter lives. In 2016, it became legal for adults to…

 

Oregon Ecosystem Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Rights

Posted By: oregoncoastdailynews July 26, 2017 Information provided by Lincoln County Community Rights: This afternoon the Siletz River Ecosystem filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit Rex Capri and Wakefield Farms, LLC v. Dana W. Jenkins and Lincoln County,…

 

Commentary of aggressive logging plan on Felta Creek…..worth reposting!

http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/opinion/editorials/commentary-critical-wild-coho-salmon-watershed-threatened-by-aggressive-logging/article_e8286fa0-5c49-11e7-9835-fbf2a70423fe.html by Dan Imoff As wild Coho salmon have disappeared in nearly every tributary of the Russian River, Felta Creek remains a rare exception. Even in the low fish years of 2006 and 2008, endangered wild Coho survived in the…

 

California Members of Congress Seek to Eviscerate State Water & Environmental Laws

The Public Trust Doctrine is under attack. http://legal-planet.org/2017/06/10/california-members-of-congress-seek-to-eviscerate-state-water-environmental-laws/ California Members of Congress Seek to Eviscerate State Water & Environmental Laws H.R. 23 Would Preempt California State Water Law & Supersede Federal, State Environmental Statutes Quite understandably, the attention of the…

 

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…

 

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…