Groundwater

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…

 

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard acreage expanding 80…

 

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…