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Company scales back plan for biggest vineyard on coast Proposal calls for 5,000 acres, not 10,000, in timberland near Annapolis-Point Arena area

As reported by the Town Hall Coalition: By Tom Chorneau / The Press Democrat / January 3, 2003 Plans for the largest single vineyard planting ever undertaken on the North Coast have resurfaced, targeting 5,000 acres in the coastal foothills of Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The proposal is the latest version of a vineyard cultivation plan conceived four years ago …

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Coastal Commission considers filing protests against waterbags

Press packet Coastal Commission considers filing protests against waterbags   Contents Media Advisory Press Release Background info Coastal Commission Water Board Waterbags Press releases Press clippings Photographs Maps Resolutions Contact Info MEDIA ADVISORY December 11, 2002 COASTAL COMMISSION TO VOTE ON CONTROVERSIAL WATER BAG SCHEME; PUBLIC INTEREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS DECRY THEFT OF WATER. What: On the final day of …

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Press Release

Albion River Watershed Protection Association Alliance for Democracy Friends of the Gualala River Public Citizen Sierra Club, Redwood Chapter PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE USE December 13, 2002 Contacts: Jim Jordan, 707-785-2549 Doug Hammerstrom, 707-884-1826 Jane Kelly, 510-663-0888 Nancy Price, 530-758-0726 Public Interest and Environmental Groups Decry Controversial Water Bag Scheme California Coastal Commission Votes Friday to Protest Controversial Plan That Activists …

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Press Release: October 28, 2002

Albion River Watershed Protection Association Friends of the Gualala River Sierra Club, Redwood Chapter Public Citizen Western Environmental Law Center PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE USE October 28, 2002 NEW PUBLIC NOTICES REQUIRED FOR CONTROVERSIAL NORTH COAST WATER BAGGING APPLICATIONS SAYS STATE WATER BOARD October 28, 2002 – Sacramento, CA – The State Water Resources Control Board has acknowledged that the public …

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Water or Wine?

By Chris Poehlmann,October, 2002It’s official. It is open season on the north coast forests. The California Department of Forestry (CDF) has just approved two of the many pending forestland to vineyard conversions in the Annapolis area. Clear cutting is presently taking place on many acres of conversions spearheaded by vineyard entrepreneurs. They hope to profit by permanently scraping an ancient …

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