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Looming Tariffs Whet Appetite for Delicacies

Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009

“The ultimate loser is the consumer,” said Matt Caputo, owner of Caputo’s, a specialty-food retailer in Salt Lake City that specializes in Italian and Southern European products. Mr. Caputo, who recently ordered a year’s worth of chocolates and 10 times his usual volume of Italian mineral waters in anticipation […]

A watery revolt in Boston Harbor

By Beth Daley, Boston Globe (March 25)

They came in colonial garb to Boston Harbor today not to dump tea – but to dump what they say is overpriced unnecessary water.

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U of Winnipeg to phase out sales of bottled water on campus

Chinta Puxley, Globe & Mail (Canada) March 24, 2009

WINNIPEG — The University of Winnipeg says it is taking a stand against water for profit as well as plastic containers that end up in landfills by becoming the first campus in Canada to ban bottled water sales.

The decision announced yesterday follows a referendum last […]

Leading Indian Activist, Medha Patkar, Takes on Corporate Control of Water

Medha Patkar, one of India’s best-known and best-loved social activists. She is the iconic founder of the Save the Narmada Movement and the National Alliance of People’s Movements. She led the nonviolent struggle against the Sardar Sarovar dam project over the Narmada River for more than two decades and continues to fight for the rights […]

Poland Spring wins Fryeburg court case

Read Martin & Barbara Britten’s excellent letter to the Editor. ————————————————————————-

MaineBiz March 20, 2009

The state’s highest court has ruled in favor of Poland Spring in a case over its efforts to build a water pumping station in Fryeburg.

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Newfield Passes Ban On Large Scale Water Extraction

WCSH-TV Ch. 6, Mar.15, 2009

Story with video and comments

The town of Newfield is now the second in Maine to ban large-scale water extraction.

Saturday’s vote was 228 in favor of the new ordinance and 146 against. The vote is a reaction to interest from Poland Spring Water and its parent company, […]

Emily Posner interviewed on WSCA radio

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March 12, 2009 (19 min.)

Emily Posner, Co-ordinator, Defending Water for Life in Maine

Thanks to WSCA Portsmouth (NH) Community Radio !

Attorney Thomas Linzey on local rights ordinances (video)

Recorded by Martha Spiess.

Part 1 of 3: Attorney Thomas Linzey of the CELDF addresses citizens seeking to keep control over their water resources in southern Maine; Recorded for Save Our Water on Nov. 23, 2008 in Wells, ME. (10:23) […]

Bottled Water Industy Faces Downward Spiral

By Richard Girard, Polaris Institute, March 11, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/story/130920/

One year ago we published an article outlining the bottled water industry’s plan for dealing with a quickly spreading backlash against their products. We reported that bottled water companies would focus attention on altruistic and humanitarian efforts to hide environmental and social impacts. At the time, […]

Chilean Town Withers in Free Market for Water

By Alexei Barrionuevo, New York Times (March 15, 2009) […]