Action on Ending Methyl Iodide

Environmental groups have been working hard the past five years to stop the use of cancer-causing methyl iodide, called by scientists “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth.” Now, that work is beginning to pay off. The EPA is currently reconsidering its decision to keep methyl iodide on the market, despite intense pressure from … Continue reading “Action on Ending Methyl Iodide”

The Death Embrace of Water and Wine

Drinking Our Rivers Dry By WILL PARRISH The latest in California’s North Coast wine oligarchy’s long series of legislative coups de grace occurred on December 14. In a 5-0 vote, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors rubber-stamped new regulations on frost protection in the Russian River water basin, now in its death throes after having … Continue reading “The Death Embrace of Water and Wine”

Draining Our Rivers Dry, Will Parrish, Mar. 3, 7 pm

To All, Here is a worthwhile event on how our streams are being dewatered destroying salmonids and other wildlife. –Larry The North Coast Wine Industry: Draining Our Rivers Dry Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Gualala Arts Center Investigative reporter, Will Parrish Friends of the Gualala River sponsors a special public presentation on Thursday, March 3, 7:00 … Continue reading “Draining Our Rivers Dry, Will Parrish, Mar. 3, 7 pm”

When They Came For The Navarro

Will Parrish on Feb 11, 2011 The North Coast wine industry has long acted out a pathological conviction that it is entitled to virtually every single drop of water in every watershed it touches. As in the case of Sonoma County’s recent frost protec tion ordinance, which I detailed in the December 14 Anderson Valley … Continue reading “When They Came For The Navarro”