Marin doesn’t deserve criticism from Sacramento

By Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt Marin-bashing is a popular state Capitol pastime. Look at criticism Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, endured when he passed legislation defining Marin as — are you ready for this — “suburban” instead of “urban.” It’s a politically risk-free avocation for glib legislators of both parties whose constituents resent prosperous … More Marin doesn’t deserve criticism from Sacramento

Valley attorney wins lawsuit challenging adequacy of County’s Climate Action Plan

by Sonoma Valley Sun : sonomasun – excerpt Superior Court Judge Nancy Case Shaffer in Santa Rosa has ruled in favor of local Sonoma Valley attorney Jerry Bernhaut’s lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan. A lawyer with River Watch, a Sonoma County firm active in filing environmental challenges, Bernhaut’s suit argued that the county’s … More Valley attorney wins lawsuit challenging adequacy of County’s Climate Action Plan

Study shows Sonoma County has among smallest carbon footprints in Bay Area

by Guy Kovner : pressdemocrat – excerpt Sonoma County had the second smallest household greenhouse gas footprint of the nine Bay Area counties, and 11 local cities and towns accounted for carbon-related emissions below the statewide average, according to a new UC Berkeley report. The average Sonoma County household had a footprint of 40.4 metric tons of … More Study shows Sonoma County has among smallest carbon footprints in Bay Area