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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

We Are Paying the Price: 5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal”

Post from the past. As the County prepares to allow more winery events and cannabis tourism we have to ask, “who are you working for?” Tourism is only 6.5% of our total economy (2021 Economic Development Report).  Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. We have […]

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal” – George Caloyannidis: NAPA Vision 2050

Post from the past. Will we take this opportunity to develop an economic system that benefits all and not just the wealthy investors? Tourism based economies, first to go in downturn, last to recover. Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. Crumbling roads, traffic congestion, unaffordable

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal” – George Caloyannidis: NAPA Vision 2050

Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. Crumbling roads, traffic congestion, unaffordable housing, homelessness, firestorms. Our quality of life is disappearing to accommodate the wine/tourism industry and the investor class.   The Supervisors want to expand the airport to allow private jets and more tourism. The

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Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:

Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:   Groundwater depletion Drinking water quality polluted with chemical runoff Lack of diversity & monoculture-ask the Irish Deforestation for the land rush-say NO to coastal pinot Wildlife corridors fenced off, habitat diminished for animals. Wineries have more rights than we do-look at Supervisor approvals Millions of pounds of

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Fred Allebach on the wine-tourism-hospitality costs

Fred Allebach 4/15/16   “Tourism can only be sustainable if it is carefully managed so that potential negative effects on the host community and the environment are not permitted to outweigh the financial benefits.” http://traveltips.usatoday.com/positive-negative-effects-tourism-63336.html   Pretty much in Sonoma all we have heard about are tourism’s benefits. Boosters and government like the wine-tourism-hospitality combine

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