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The Top 5 most important posts on WineWaterWatch.org

Asphalt plant request sent back

The project, approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote in 2010, has attracted resistance at seemingly every milestone. Bird habitat, children, park, the Petaluma RIver and the gateway to Sonoma County next to an asphalt plant? How…

 

A Terrible Precedent

Another flawed traffic report and another approval. Traffic reports should be conducted at peak season and peak traffic impact times. Bella Winery was approved with a low season traffic report and how many others? It is time for the Supervisors to…

 

Choked Valley by Donald Williams

Napa County (population 142,000) is a rural relief valve for the Bay Area’s 7.5 million urban residents, but its burgeoning wine and tourist industry is overwhelming the area’s limited natural resources. Residents increasingly object to the county’s seemingly endless commercialization….

 

Napa’s Walt Ranch Hearings Open with Protest

Napa Valley Register by Barry Eberling – Updated Nov 20, 2016 People waged the Walt Ranch battle in the Napa County Board of Supervisors chamber and on the street. County supervisors on Friday opened what will be a multi-day hearing…

 

GSA panel letter information + email lists

Great meeting Saturday for all who attended. As promised here is a sample letter and email lists of officials to send to. It is imperative to get everyone represented for the future of our water in all counties. This process is…

 

Knights Bridge Winery appeal hearing postponed

Press Release from Maacama Watershed Alliance: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > CONTROVERSIAL KNIGHTS VALLEY WINERY > > Public Hearing for Nov. 1st cancelled until further notice by County Counsel. > > Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA – October 23, 2013…

 

Glyphosate is now in our children’s vaccines…..

With glyphosate in everyone’s urine, mothers breast milk, wine and now children’s vaccines, maybe we need to ban this universally. Napa is number 1 in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is tied for number 3. Common denominator is wine grape…

 

Farmworkers seek basic rights in wine industry

The Wine industry lobbied our electeds to vote against farmworker equal overtime pay. Hall has held fundraisers for assemblyman Bill Dodd who voted against equal overtime pay, twice. The costs of labor and production  continue to be externalized onto farmworkers…

 

“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962,…

 

Sonoma magazine lacking sensitivity for farm workers?

To the Editor- An issue of the magazine, “Sonoma” recently appeared in my mailbox. I find it reprehensible that next to the adds for multi-million dollar homes, expensive wines, vacations, jewelry and designer clothing, there are photos of grape pickers.Catherine…

 

Walt Ranch vineyard project in Napa contested by environmental group

Is this what peak wine looks like? http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5979046-181/walt-ranch-vineyard-project-in BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | August 16, 2016, 7:51PM An environmental group filed an appeal Tuesday with the Napa County Board of Supervisors over a controversial vineyard conversion project that is…