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Winery Waste Discharge Meeting

Napa, Mendocino Winery Water Appropriation Applications Released by State Water Board

Vineyard owners frequently take water from streams illegally. They also file applications to legally withdraw water from rivers and streams although this may not be in the best interests of neighboring human and animal populations. A. Pott, of Napa, and Marietta Cellars’ Yorkville (southwest of Hopland in Mendocino County) ranch have filed Applications to Appropriate […]

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List of California Wines Containing Arsenic

http://deadstate.org/heres-a-complete-list-of-the-wine-brands-that-have-been-poisoning-you-with-arsenic/  Sky Palma, DeadState.org, March 21, 2015 In previous posts on this website, we discussed the class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that took Big Wine to task for high levels of inorganic arsenic found in 83 wines (Doris Charles Et Al VS The Wine Group Et Al, Case Number BC 576061) .

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“Myth of The Family Winery” report by the Marin Institute

[PDF] The Myth of the Family Winery: Global Corporations – Alcohol Justice https://alcoholjustice.org/images/reports/winemythreport.pdf ‎Hiding behind a narrative of local, family-owned wineries, … While the wine industry perpetuates myths about wine as a product, it also promotes many … Note: This report was completed in 2009. Since then more consolidation has occurred. The Institute is looking

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“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962, who initiated the modern environmental movement. It was about the tragic loss of birds. Sonoma

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County

“How the Redwood Empire became Wine Country” by Preserve Rural Sonoma County

From our friends at Preserve Rural Sonoma County: Friends, Happy 4th weekend! As many of you may recall, we have been working on the production of some video clips to help spread our message. Many have already been completed and the first one we are releasing is below, featuring Ernie Carpenter. (Ernie did an amazing

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