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Appeals on Walt Ranch vineyard project in Napa County denied

Once again money trumps health, welfare and safety of the citizens. Napa Board of Supervisors: your job is to protect the Public Trust.   Napa Co. denies Walt Ranch vineyard appeals http://click1.email.pdlist.com/ahthgrbdgyknmdrcnycvtnspbtnghscvkcrvpmtkkkbmt_espydzh.html CYNTHIA SWEENEY NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | December 6, 2016, 1:23PM Appeals to a controversial vineyard project proposed by the owners of Hall …

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Water use and profit in the vineyards, state declares another drought year

California will have another year of drought. We continue to devastate our watersheds by cutting down trees that refresh our dwindling aquifers. And all for a few more acres of wine grapes. From the northern coastal forest, think Dogwood and now German south to Napa and Walt Ranch and boutique resorts to Angwin, supervisors and …

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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 backed by a prominent and politically connected wine family. The Oakland-based Center for Biological Diversity …

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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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SOURED ON GRAPES, locals speak out on impacts

With 31,000 trees being scheduled for clear cutting in Napa alone, locals ask when does the insanity and greed stop? http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/letters-to-the-editor-june-14-2016/Content?oid=2966561 Soured on Grapes Great article (“Of Water and Wine,” June 15). Thank you for writing it and for publishing it in the Bohemian. I live on a hillside in the Napa Valley about a mile …

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