Measure C in Napa

Sierra Club reports: NapaValley continues to grapple with land use (vineyards), conservation

Measure C in Napa County may have lost but changes are being made…..”“The benefit of Measure C gave the [Napa] Board of Supervisors permission from the electorate because it nearly passed, to do something. In taking the more measured approach, they forestalled the potential of a more drastic measure,” said Furch.” Sonoma County, tag you’re […]

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Napa County Wineries, Environmentalists Clash Over Proposed Land-Use Rules

With the wine grape glut, slowing sales, millenials preferring other spirits, can we afford to destroy the environment for more wine grapes? “The valley floor is largely planted out,” said Jim Wilson, a member of an activist group called Napa Climate Now. “A lot of times, a forest is on the land that they want

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Greenwashing 101

It’s all about the politics: Napa and Sonoma farming groups look to raise the volume on their political voices

No on Measure C people, were sued for brazen lying, lost and still continued to scare the good people of Napa to vote no against their own and children’s interests for a healthy community. The Farm Bureau as reported here,  has also been lobbying Washington for repeal of child labor laws and repealing pesticide application

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Full Measure Napa after C: Nice environmentalists finish last

“Two activists, James Hinton and Geoff Ellsworth, are both running for public office in Napa. Like their friends and allies, they’re ready to rock the boat again, protect watersheds and save the oaks before it’s too late. The indefatigable Ellsworth, now a council member in St. Helena, hopes to be the city’s next mayor. “I’m

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Water, Wine & Weed, news from Sierra Club

News from Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Sonoma • Napa • Solano • Mendocino • Lake • Humboldt • W. Siskiyou • Trinity • Del Norte Water, Wine & Weed Can concerned citizens protect watersheds and groundwater basins from depletion as demand from agriculture and urban development persist? Napa County is coming down from a heated June

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