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Walt Ranch controversial vineyard conversion litigated

This is a bad project that has gone back to the drawing board several times due to the destruction of the watershed, endangered species, wildlife, climate issues and more. Have we finally reached our tipping point where people come before profit for the wealthy and influential? What is missing from this article is the 2 watersheds …

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New study finds eco wines rate higher than conventionally grown wines according to experts

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160802171829.htm Do eco-friendly wines taste better? Raise a glass to organic grapes: Study finds eco-certified wine rated higher by wine publications Date: August 2, 2016 Source: University of California – Los Angeles Summary: It’s time to toast environmentally friendly grapes. A new study shows that eco-certified wine tastes better — and making the choice even …

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Enough Already ……Sonoma County moves to limit winery development?

Enough Already Sonoma County moves to limit winery development By Padi Selwyn  http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/enough-already/Content?oid=2978035 The wine industry study session held by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier this month was a step in the right direction, as local officials try to balance the interests of the wine industry with a growing backlash by rural residents …

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“North Coast Timber Wars Flare Up”. by Will Parrish

California Gov. Jerry Brown is the only speaker at either the Democratic and Republican national conventions who has made climate change a focus of his remarks.  He touted that California has “a price on carbon.” Last week, I reported on the crisis facing the program to which Brown is referring, cap-and-trade, in a story for …

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Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules

Appearing online now and in print August 1.  9/27 PRSC’s story in the Bohemian appears. http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/sonoma-county-news-article-5458.html Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules By Padi Selwyn and Judith Olney, Co-chairs, Preserve Rural Sonoma County July’s winery events study session by the Board of Supervisors was a …

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