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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…

 

Commercialism Prevails in Knights Valley

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7372900-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Commercialism prevails   EDITOR: In the aftermath of the denial of the Knights Bridge Winery appeal, Sonoma County must already deal with this applicant’s trail of carelessness (“Supervisors back Knights Valley winery,” Aug. 23). The Knights Valley hillside is…

 

When Governing Powers go Rogue

NapaVision 2050 When Governing Powers go Rogue. A Challenge to the County’s Compliance with the Law by The Alliance for Responsible Governance In a letter dated August 11, 2017, the environmental law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, representing The Alliance for Responsible…

 

Insult to injury by Craig Enyart on Sonoma County Supervisors decision to accept “paper water” for Knights Bridge Winery

http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/opinion/letters/healdsburg-letters-to-the-editor/article_e27ecb00-8857-11e7-a521-13009230614e.html Insult to injury EDITOR: Regarding the Knights Bridge Winery project, Sonoma County has failed to look at the whole project, and in doing so has ignored the cumulative impacts, including negative effects to neighbor’s wells. Instead the developer’s fake…

 

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,…

 

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,…