environmental fines

Friends of Felta Creek Update on Hearing

UPDATE: Quick afternoon update to end your week on a high note. We have just returned from the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting. Ken Bareilles was charged with violations and fines totaling $250,891 for discharging sediment into Felta Creek  and adjoining waterways. All as a result of negligent timber harvest practices. After presentations by …

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Sonoma County winery faces record $172,000 fine for alleged vineyard work violations

Environmental fines are written off as just the cost of doing business…..We are still waiting for the Reimers decision from the DA…….over a year and nothing.  Sonoma County winery faces record $172,000 fine for alleged vineyard work violations In this June 9, 2020, photo, included in a notice of violation issued by Sonoma County Department …

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If you were thinking of doing environmental crimes, now’s the time

If you were thinking of doing environmental crimes, now’s the time Business has been good for you for a couple years now, and it’s only getting better. Alan PykeTwitter Oct 25, 2018, 8:12 pm SHARE Protesters rally against former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. New analysis shows prosecution of environmental crimes is declining. (CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty …

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We Will Continue to Resist the Assault on Environmental Protest

“Corporations are already abusing existing laws to silence dissent and shut the public out of decision-making. Now, lawmakers are trying to give corporate interests even more tools to punish people for speaking up for their families and communities. That is an attack on democracy—one our organizations will continue to resist.”  We Will Continue to Resist …

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Asphalt plant request sent back

The project, approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote in 2010, has attracted resistance at seemingly every milestone. Bird habitat, children, park, the Petaluma RIver and the gateway to Sonoma County next to an asphalt plant? How can this be a good thing? Thank you Friends of Shollenberger Park for doing the right …

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