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Sonoma County Climate Plan Lawsuit Explained

A case study of last year’s landmark lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan was presented last week at the 2018 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual gathering for environmentalists worldwide, and is distinguished as the oldest and largest of its kind. […]

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Notes from planning commission hearing on Freestone

February 1, 2018 Planning Commissioners Meeting Summary – Freestone To Freestone Stakeholders The Planning Commissioners’ public hearing took place today to consider the PRMD staff report with which you are all familiar. Your written and public comments were noted by the Commissioners and extremely supportive to the cause; and they demonstrate that we are informed

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

Judge Rules Climate Action 2020 Plan Violates CEQA

Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Nancy Case Shaffer in Santa Rosa has ruled in favor of local Sonoma Valley attorney Jerry Bernhaut’s lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan. A lawyer with River Watch, a Sonoma County firm active in filing environmental challenges, Bernhaut’s suit argued that the county’s plan violated various provisions of

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Sonoma County zoning board backs freeze on Freestone commercial development

Sonoma County zoning board backs freeze on Freestone commercial development http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7007982-181/sonoma-county-zoning-board-backs?artslide=0 MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 19 Sonoma County’s zoning board agreed Thursday to seek a temporary freeze on new commercial development in the rural town of Freestone so that inconsistencies in local land-use designations for the area can be resolved before any

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