groundwater pollution

Corporate Polluters: EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

Cree Indian saying, “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money”.   “The White House chose the week the United States became the epicenter of a historic pandemic to virtually stop policing big polluters, privatize a bedrock […]

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County continues the cannabis regulations: proposed Phase II compatibility planning process

The County is accepting input on cannabis/hemp regulations and you have a chance for citizen input. The industry have given the county their wish list, have you? Write to: Please write an email to Niki.Berrocal@sonoma-county.org and CC: Supervisor Lynda Hopkins (District5@sonoma-county.org), Leo Chyi (Leo.Chyi@sonoma-county.org), Supervisor James Gore (district4@sonoma-county.org) and Jenny Chamberlain (Jenny.Chamberlain@sonoma-county.org) Proposed Phase II

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Bay Journal: Smart ponds creating a splash in field of stormwater control

“Schueler said he sees wired, actively managed smart ponds as complements to stream restoration projects. They can curb the surge of runoff that erodes stream banks, he said, and can enhance the pollution-trapping performance of old stormwater basins 25–50%, . They can also reduce the frequency or severity of downstream flooding from intense rainstorms. Wired

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Petaluma Watershed: Opportunity to Comment on water quality

State Water Resources Control Board NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT PROPOSED APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLAN FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY BASIN (BASIN PLAN) TO ESTABLISH A TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) FOR BACTERIA IN THE PETALUMA RIVER WATERSHED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the State Water Resources Control Board

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Green groups plan to sue over Trump rollback of Obama waterway protections

“Critics argue the rule ignores that all waterways are connected, with reduced protections increasing the risk that pollution and pesticides will flow downstream into bigger water bodies that serve as drinking water sources.” Green groups plan to sue over Trump rollback of Obama waterway protections By Rebecca Beitsch – 02/18/20 10:42 AM EST A coalition

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Dear Press Democrat: About that wine spill….

Dear PD Editor: Thank you for covering the important unfolding story about the biggest wine spill in the history of our county. Do you know if the officials handling this spill know how many chemicals (pesticides/herbicides/fungicides, etc) Rodney Strong uses on their vineyards? That’s the bigger concern and the potential impact on the water and wildlife. 

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