groundwater depletion

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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Public Nails It! Supervisors out of touch….

Water conservation EDITOR: Let’s build new housing developments smothering our Earth (not referring to rebuilds because of fires). Let’s approve new vineyards stripping our hills and fields. Let’s approve cannabis grows doing the same with much more water use than vineyards. Let’s keep golf courses green. And then let’s advise residential users to conserve water.

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Coast Action Groups nails it: Russian River Drought Conditions – State Water Board Authority

Why is the state not stopping illegal water diversions on the Russian River?  Big wine gets a pass….. Russian River Drought Conditions – State Water Board Authority To  erik.ekdahl@waterboards.ca.gov,   karen.kramer@waterboards.ca.gov Dear Erik I am bringing issues to your desk (when I know you have plenty to deal with).  They are not new.  They have been there for

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FOG UPDATE – Planning Commission Outcome and New Letters to the Editor

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY 18th FOG UPDATE – Planning Commission Outcome and New Letters to the Editor On Thursday night, Sonoma County Planning Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the draft cannabis ordinance with the latest changes from staff. The split decision to approve the amended Chapter 38 Ordinance came despite widespread opposition and concern from neighbors,

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