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NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum

Same situation in Sonoma County…the destruction of forests and oak woodlands, planting in water sensitive areas continues….“Tragedy of the Commons”, Thomas Hardin…. NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum The “Grape Glut” Conundrum Napa has reached its peak. The tank is full and overflowing. As vineyards are now urged to pull 5% of their vines, more …

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Vineyards versus vernal pools: On Napa’s Atlas Peak, a neighbors’ dispute turns ugly

Note: It is estimated only 5-10% of vernal pools remain in California….”Wine has made Napa Valley what it is. And if the industry is left unchecked, these critics contend, wine will also be Napa Valley’s undoing.” Vineyards versus vernal pools: On Napa’s Atlas Peak, a neighbors’ dispute turns ugly San Francisco Chronicle: Esther Mobley Jan. …

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Napa: Proposed Small Winery Protections and Use Permit Streamlining Ordinance

Proposed Small Winery Protections and Use Permit Streamlining Ordinance: when circumventing environmental considerations, what is the cumulative impact? On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9 a.m.,  the Napa Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing for what we believe is a revised proposed ordinance to streamline the application process for small winery expansions, an ordinance …

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Napa Citizen Groups Fighting to Keep Large Scale Commercial Solar Projects Out of Ag Lands

Grass-roots group Napa Valley Citizens for Smart Planning in conjunction with Napa Vision 2050, have serious concerns regarding the locations of large scale commercial renewable energy projects there. Last December, Napa County’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved one such solar project in the AG Watershed of American Canyon despite objections from many concerned residents. Since …

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