Pubdate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Larry Cooper


Re "Down on Measure B" (Letters, by Jeanne Cecchi and Nancy Roybal, Oct. 9):

In response to your last two letters from Measure B opponents, these 
women own wineries. How did they clear land for the grapes? Do they 
not water them? Do they not know that fermenting fruit is a putrid 
smell or the fact grapes are the most pesticide-intensive crop in 
California? More importantly, most of the arrests in Butte County are 
alcohol-related (see Yet you 
choose to perpetuate this by being involved in this industry.

Foothill properties are in a totally different aquifer than the 
valley, where wells are drying. The true culprits are the farmers. 
Our wells had no adverse effects from the people who bought land in 
my neighborhood, paid county fees and built homes for their families. 
This raised my property value and made me more secure. You won't find 
any group more diligent than your local pot growers. I don't mind 
that the pot growers added $500 million to our local economy rather 
than seeing it go to Mexico. I'm sure the local business owners 
didn't mind either. So, Measure A people, if you are going to spew 
lies, don't be hypocritical. It ruins your credibility.

Larry Cooper

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