Poland Spring tanker rollover closes Casco Road

By David Hench dhench@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a Poland Springs water tanker rollover on Route 11 in Casco.

The road, also called Poland Springs Road, is shut down at Coffee Pond Road following the crash that happened at about 11:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

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USA Springs says they own government permits!

Water permits at issue in USA Springs request

NOTTINGHAM — Attorneys for USA Springs want the bankruptcy court to make clear that permits previously issued by the state and town are the company’s property, and it will be the court – not local government – that will make the determination of whether they are in effect or not. Continue reading

Nestle: Maine Tough State for Business

Nestle:  Maine Tough State for Business Sun Journal
“I’m in New York City all the time. You cannot walk 100 yards in Manhattan without falling over a bottle of Poland Spring on some cart on every single street.”
–Kim Jeffery, President and CEO of Nestle Waters North America
Defending Water comments………
“Falling over,” yes, for sure.  Plastic bottles produce huge mounds of waste!
“Manhattan,” the city with pure water from the Catskills delivered without plastic, without delivery trucks coming from Maine, with almost no oil use since the water flows through pipes by gravity from the mountains, and thus with almost no contribution to climate change, and where the city water is far cheaper than Poland Spring water.   But Nestle is busy convincing people they should buy Poland Spring.
Jeffrey: “‘We love being in business here, but sometimes it’s hard,’ he said. ‘Sixteen pieces of legislation is an awful lot to deal with.'”
Defending Water comments………
“Hard,” Yes, it’s become harder for Nestle now they have to deal with concerned legislators and those pesky water activists.
Jeffrey “…asked the audience of nonprofit organization officials, to which Poland Spring donates nearly $1 million a year, to put in a good word to legislators. The audience laughed.”
Defending Water comments.……..
So what non-profits in Maine are taking money from Nestle besides Nature Conservancy?