watershed destruction

ALERT: Board of Supervisors determined to destroy our watersheds

Hopkins has snuck this in after the Sonoma Clean Power debacle and postponement. Least transparent government determined to do what they want. It’s a double punch to our resources in this county by deforestation and dewatering our county with biomass and 65,000 acres of water thirsty cannabis.  Biomass?!: Board of Supervisors, Feb. 23, Agenda item […]

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ACTION ALERT: Our Watershed/Oak Woodlands at great risk for more wine grapes

Special interests rule: “The inaction of the Board has basically been a signal to the large landowners–cut now in case some changes might be coming next year.  This the county leaders have done wittingly or unwittingly while failing to institute a temporary time out on tree removal proposals.  The message delivered is, “bull doze what

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UPDATE: Montage Healdsburg resort developer fined record $6.4 million for water violations

UPDATE: PD have you lost your mind? Today they just gave this environmental disaster free publicity.  Why didn’t the county monitor this? Thank you state water board. Note: Contractor has appealed…. And what about the Reimers vineyard disaster in Cloverdale DA Ravitch was supposed to prosecute almost 2 years ago? “Rooms will run between $895

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VESCO: Wine Industry tries to consolidate power with pro industry supervisors

Note: Only marginal lands are left to fill with water thirsty and pesticide ridden vineyards. Poor land use decision making has left us with dwindling water  supplies during a megadrought and dried up landscapes  that are fire prone. “The time to protect our watersheds, the climate, and our woodlands from highly destructive and speculative industry

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Wine Industry continues to hasten climate change and megadrought

WWW: Worldwide wine glut, failing sales, wine tariffs, change in drinking habits, failed marketing model, toxic chemicals dependent, high water using (in megadrought), environmental destruction, destroyed watersheds, loss of habitat, nothing stops this climate accelerating, health destroying industry.  No action from supervisors who depend on them for campaign donations. ENOUGH! And where is the Crop

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Neighbors write more letters to county on Phase 2 of cannabis rewrite

Please feel free to use this as a template for your own letter…. To: ‘Niki Berrocal’ <Niki.Berrocal@sonoma-county.org> Cc: ‘district4’ <district4@sonoma-county.org>, ‘Lynda Hopkins’ <Lynda.Hopkins@sonoma-county.org> Subject: PHASE 2 – NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBIITY ISSUES Good morning, Ms. Berrocal, Attached and pasted below is another neighborhood compatibility issue, “exclusion zones for environmentally unsuitable areas” for your review as you write

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