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Montage Healdsburg resort developer fined record $6.4 million for water violations

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

State water quality regulators have fined the developer of Montage Healdsburg, the ultra-luxury resort set to open Saturday, more than $6.4 million for environmental violations tied to hotel construction during the stormy winter months of late 2018 and early 2019.  The fine — the largest environmental penalty of its kind on the North Coast — was prosecuted by the State Water Resources Control Board and decided Friday by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board after an eight-hour virtual hearing.