Baylen Linnekin writes in Reason about a Napa Valley winery that is suing the county over excessive environmental regulations.
- According to local wineries, Napa county’s environmental rules are burdensome and hinder innovative practices.
- After a 2020 wildfire winemakers have tried to clear burned brush and plant experimental drought resistant grapes, but have faced regulatory hurdles to implement these practices.
- Importantly, these crops and planting methods would make wildfires in the area less damaging while making the local environment healthier.
- Regulations must be smart and unleash the innovation of landowners and the private sector.
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