Tag Archives: Napa County

Appeals Court Backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute

napavalleyregister.com/news/local/appeals-court-backs Appeals court backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Barry Eberling   California’s First District Court of Appeal has issued a decision making it harder for backers of a controversial watershed and oak protection initiative to…

 

Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/greenbelt-alliance-has-praise-and-warnings-for-napa-county/article_5f0929f5-03c7-56d3-8f24-69b33e655564.html Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com   Feb 4, 2017 Updated 20 hrs agoAmong Bay Area counties, Napa County has the lowest amount of land at risk for what the Greenbelt Alliance calls “sprawl” development, though…

 

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….

 

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…

 

Of Water and Wine

31,000 trees to be cut in Napa for more “1%’er” resort & vineyards……“The billionaires are driving the millionaires out.” New vineyards and resorts rising above the Napa Valley threaten the region’s water BY STETT HOLBROOK http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/of-water-and-wine/Content?oid=2966570 In the winter of 2015, a…