CEQA

LAWSUIT: Well Ordinance Favoring Wine Water Grab Coming To An End?

Public Trust – groundwater lawsuit update & request Editorial Comment: As homeowners wells and local creeks dried up during the drought, wine industry kept drilling and County kept approving new wells….consider supporting Russian River Keeper and California Coastkeeper Alliance. You will remember the lawsuit that was settled last year between Sonoma County and California Coastkeeper […]

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AB 3279 would make CEQA lawsuits prohibitively expensive for NGOs

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under fire: AB 3279 would make CEQA lawsuits prohibitively expensive for NGOs: Just say NO! AB 3279 was amended in the Assembly Appropriations committee, but those amendments do not address concerns and we remain opposed along with other enviro and EJ organizations. The bill will be up on the floor

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Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Blast from the past, has anything changed? North Bay’s Will Parrish explores local politics… Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun A Sun exclusive by By Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine

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Background on Roblar Road, we’ve been here before! Zombie project is back…..Roblar Road Quarry redux

How to make a horrible project even worse…ignore CEQA, destroy wetlands/creeks allow huge trucks on narrow rural roads and cause even worse traffic.  Modifications being requested include to:  1) Revise the design for a traffic signal at Stony Point and Roblar Road  2) Modify the required Roblar Road width from 40 feet to 32 feet

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Redwood Chapter – Sierra Club Needles – Stream Protections – CEQA and Napa County

Action Request from Coast Action Group: Redwood Chapter – Sierra Club Needles – Stream Protections – CEQA and Napa County I was reading the article in the Redwood Chapter Needles about the Napa Ordinance – Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance. The article that the new ordinance applied protection – a 35′ buffer – for

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