EDITOR: Let’s build new housing developments smothering our Earth (not referring to rebuilds because of fires). Let’s approve new vineyards stripping our hills and fields. Let’s approve cannabis grows doing the same with much more water use than vineyards. Let’s keep golf courses green. And then let’s advise residential users to conserve water. Really?
Where the money flows
EDITOR: A multiyear lack of rainfall has prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Meanwhile, our precious aquifers drop. Still, Sonoma County’s supervisors surge blindly ahead, poised to approve thousands more acres of thirsty cannabis farms. “What goes on here?” I asked a neighbor, and he replied, “Follow the money.”