Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

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Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

#351 Post by MitchTallan » August 13th, 2019, 11:52 am

Mel Knox wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 10:51 am
Brian,
I am not sure what my point is although I don't think Kevin used slave labor up there in Laytonville. I am just ruminating about things.

It seems that if something bad was done in the past and something good came out of it, we are all down with it...Nobody here is in favor of bringing back precious wetlands in the Haut Medoc. Re doing the Central Valley might make ecological sense but we probably can't live without all those fruits and vegetables....not to mention the almonds.

What is it they say about the Old West, Whisky is for drinkin' and water is for fightin' over....
Mel, I always appreciate your points of view and hate to see anyone here give you a hard time.
That said, as a fly fisherman it is very hard to put up with those who do anything to destroy the few remaining streams that support steelhead and other forms of wild trout (or even stocked trout).
Some people go ga-ga over rare birds, plants, trees, you name it, and I can not relate.
I may be overstating things, but I happen to believe that most anyone who had the chance to observe trout in their native habitat would agree that it is a precious thing that should not be destroyed for the sake of grapes or commerce (or both).
And on top of that, no jab intended towards Rhys, but this mountain aint no La Tache or Richebourg in the making.

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Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

#352 Post by Mel Knox » August 13th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Mitch,
Not to worry. I get your point.
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Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

#353 Post by KyleC » August 14th, 2019, 10:22 pm

For all the people saying Rhys was unfairly targeted, looks like more wineries behaving badly are being caught: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/ ... executives

"Prominent Sonoma County wine executive Hugh Reimers, who last month abruptly left as president of Foley Family Wines, faces allegations that his grape growing company has violated regional, state and federal water quality laws for improperly clearing land near Cloverdale to build a vineyard.

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Board accused his Santa Rosa vineyard management company, Krasilsa Pacific Farms, of violations of the water board’s local water rules, the California Water Code and the federal Clean Water Act for clearing and grading 140 acres. The water quality board concluded the work on a section of Krasilsa Pacific’s more than 2,000-acre property was done without applying or obtaining the necessary permits required by the county to operate a vineyard."

Who else will get caught? As a Californian, I'm glad we have regulators who are acting to protect the public good.
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#354 Post by KyleC » August 14th, 2019, 10:23 pm

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Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

#355 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 15th, 2019, 3:31 am

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Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

#356 Post by Thomas K. » August 18th, 2019, 9:34 am

Craig G wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:23 am

Well, sure. But I bet you can’t name any important companies that are still in California. It’s so unfriendly to business.
I'm thinking Craig is joking, and it is pretty funny seeing how California is still headquarter to a significant chunk of large business in America, like Apple, Oracle, Wells Fargo, Intel, The Gap, Walt Disney, Facebook, Paypal, Tesla, etc, etc. In fact the Golden State is doing so well, it would be fifth largest economy in the world if it was a country.

It's what's so hard about dumpster fires: The heat warms you and the colors are fascinating. It just pulls you in.

Kudos to Neal M for once again being MVP of the thread.

Now let's all go drink some Rhys. For some, because you love it and will continue to buy, to others in order to rid your cellars of a monster. [cheers.gif]
T. K r @ m 3 r

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