Posts by Mina

Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is (continued)
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JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticide Protection Zones: Keeping Kids Safe at School

Pesticide Watch Education FundSchool Protection Zones Executive Summary More than 150 million pounds of agricultural pesticides are used every year in California. As chemicals that are designed to kill or damage living things, pesticides pose a variety of health hazards. Almost 20 percent of the agricultural pesticides used in California are known to cause cancer, (continued)
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Pesticide Watch Education Fund

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticides in the Air – Kids at Risk : Petition to EPA to Protect Children From Pesticide Drift

Farmworker Justice Submitted on behalf of United Farmworkers, PesticideAction Network of North America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, MomsRising, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Sea Mar Community Health Center, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and Farm Labor Organizing Committee THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDE DRIFT AND MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE (continued)
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Farmworker Justice

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Vineyard CEQA suit looms large

North Bay Business Journal By Dan Verel Business Journal Staff Reporter   A lawsuit filed in late 2013 claims the 48-acre expansion at Paul Hobbs Winery near Sebastopol should fall under the purview of the California Environmental Quality Act. (courtesy of Paul Hobbs Winery) A group is hoping to slow a vineyard expansion project at (continued)
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North Bay Business Journal

Posted on January 13, 2014 By Mina

The year that was: big West County changes in 2013

Sonoma West Times & News by David Abbott Sonoma West Editor …After three months in limbo, work on Paul Hobbs’ controversial orchard-to-vineyard conversion on Watertrough Road resumed when county officials lifted the stop work order that was put in place in the wake of a fluke June rainstorm that exposed excessive vegetation removal (continued)
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Sonoma West Times & News

Posted on December 31, 2013 By Mina

Paul Hobbs Winery – Paul Hobbs Winery Files in Court to Protect Important Sonoma County Vineyard Regulations – Press Release

WineBusiness.com December 13, 2013 Paul Hobbs Winery Files in Court to Protect Important Sonoma County Vineyard Regulations PRESS RELEASE Sebastopol, California – Attorneys for Paul Hobbs Winery filed a legal motion this week to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group that is trying to overturn Sonoma County’s important and comprehensive vineyard regulations. The motion (continued)
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WineBusiness.com

Posted on December 13, 2013 By Mina

Sebastopol winemaker Paul Hobbs fires back against vineyard lawsuit

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT By PAUL PAYNE Sebastopol winemaker Paul Hobbs has taken aim at a lawsuit that seeks to block his company’s 48-acre vineyard conversion project in west Sonoma County, a company spokesman said Friday. Hobbs this week filed a motion to dismiss the suit brought last month by the Watertrough Road Children’s Alliance, company (continued)
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THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Posted on December 13, 2013 By Mina