environmental damage

Proposed new vineyard construction at 27800 Seaview Rd.

WE NEED A TREE ORDINANCE NOW! No more logging for vineyards. Grape glut, declining sales, change in drinking habits and failing eonomic model during a megadrought. Seriously Permit Sonoma and Supervisors?  Dear Mr. Aguero: I am very disturbed to learn of the approval of this permit. Why was any meaningful biological survey lacking, despite admission […]

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Santa Monica Coastal Zone: Vintners Lose Challenge to Local Coastal Program Ban on New Vineyards

From the California Land Use and Development Report April 24, 2020 A California Court of Appeal upheld denial of a petition by vintners challenging the prohibition on new vineyards within the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Zone in deference to the California Coastal Commission’s finding that viticulture adversely impacts sensitive habitats, water quality, water supply, and

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Megadrought, grape glut and fires and the destruction of trees continues in Sonoma County for grapes….

Megadrought, grape glut, climate change and fires……the destruction of our trees and watersheds continue in Sonoma County for grapes….Got food security (96% of our food imported)? With megadrought declared, is the best use for our water, carbon sequestration, watershed replenishment and climate change?   This is a no brainer and should stop ASAP.   Now

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Coronavirus a ‘Clear Warning Shot’ From Nature to Humanity, Top Scientists Say

“With 75% of infectious diseases originating from wildlife, Andersen and other experts said, increased demand for animal products around the world could be putting humans at risk for outbreaks like the coronavirus pandemic.” Coronavirus a ‘Clear Warning Shot’ From Nature to Humanity, Top Scientists Say | Common Dreams News by Julia Conley staff writer A

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‘This Is the Wild West Out Here’

“In this administration, we have seen the doors to our public lands be thrown wide open to industry by the BLM avoiding and subverting any environmental protections we have on the books,” Donnelly said. “Sometimes that is through sweeping secretarial orders upending management of public lands but sometimes it’s just guys at their job trying

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Maintain public lands, for the sake of freedom

“When the Trump administration drastically shrank Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, it represented a win not for regular people, who protested the change by the millions, but for big business. The monument’s revised boundaries conveniently stripped protection from areas containing uranium, coal and oil deposits.” Debate over Public Lands is Becoming Increasingly Vehement Antonia

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