Month: March 2018

Transparency Anyone?

In wine country government has allowed new conventional vineyards next to grammar schools. In fact one such vineyard was next to 5 schools, all with young children within a half mile. Same vintner who illegally cut down 11 acres of redwoods for a vineyard and then sold the lumber for $150,000 and supervisors smacked him …

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Not an April Fools Day joke: CalFire approves Dogwood timber harvest plan made behind closed doors with logger

Jeanne Jackson writes: It will make interesting reading to see how Cal-Fire manages to dismiss all of our concerns…again. To all of you who kindly submitted comments and who obviously care about the Gualala River and its floodplain, Friends of Gualala River – FoGR – will be in court Monday to try to stop this …

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Pesticide Forum on Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

“According to the most recent data available, Napa County has the highest cancer rate for white women in the state and the fifth highest childhood cancer rate.  In addition, among Latinos, Napa County has the third highest rate of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the cancer most associated with glyphosate and farmworkers.”  Pesticide Forum on Wed. April 4th at 7 …

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Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

Karenna Gore: “We are part of the movement that’s standing up and saying, ‘We won’t let this go by on our watch. We won’t act like nothing’s wrong,’” she said. “We’re going to be speaking up in new ways,” she added. “We’re going to be demanding that the people who are in elected office, and …

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Inside Monsanto’s Day in Court: Scientists Weigh in on Glyphosate’s Cancer Risks

Inside Monsanto’s Day in Court: Scientists Weigh in on Glyphosate’s Cancer Risks By Pam Strayer  |  Food Policy, HEALTH, Pesticides 03.29.18 Lee Johnson, a 46-year-old resident of Vallejo, California developed a severe skin rash in 2014, two years after he started spraying Roundup as part of his groundskeeping job at the Benicia Unified School District. …

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