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“Bottled Life”, A New Documentary Film

DW4L has not yet had the chance to view this film, but it is a documentary about Nestle’s business of bottling water.

Here is a link to information about the film: http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/nestle-and-water.html

If you watch it, please write a review by selecting “comment” below this post. Thanks!

Portland council throws its weight behind ‘corporate personhood’ abolishment

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 18, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine — By a 6-2 vote Wednesday night, the Portland City Council joined Los Angeles and New York City councils in a thus far symbolic effort to strip corporations of First Amendment free speech rights controversially cemented by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A local resolution […]

Defending Water Speaks with Rodney Butler of the Brewer Water Department

January 17, 2012 | Denise Penttila

Defending Water for Life in Maine recently had the opportunity to speak to Rodney Butler, Supervisor of the Brewer Maine Water Department. Last fall 2 articles appeared in the Bangor Daily News about Mr. Butler leaving his job as the Code Enforcement Officer in Brewer. The first stated that […]

Project Pours Water into Volcano to Make Power

Defending Water for Life asks, “Where is this water coming from?” Also, it seems a little dangerous to us that a likely side effect is earthquakes. Whether it’s a rural area or not…

by weather.com and The Associated Press Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of […]

Ohioans Demand Fracking Moratorium at Ohio Statehouse Rally


On Jan. 10, more than 250 Ohioans assembled on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to voice their opposition to hydraulic fracturing—better known as fracking—and deep injection wastewater disposal wells.

Leading the charge was State Rep. Robert Hagan (D-Youngstown), who last week called on Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) in a letter to implement […]

East-West Highway Update 1-11-2012

Update 1-11-12: Yesterday, LD 1671, the bill to fund the study was supposed to go into work session with the Finance and Appropriations Committee. However, it was moved to the Transportation Committee and we are now watching to see when the work session will be scheduled. Representative James S. Gillray (R-Searsport) is on the Transportation […]

Stop the East-West Corridor Upcoming Events & Trainings

updated January 11, 2013

January 18 ~ Cianbro information meetings in Eastport at 2:45 and Calais at 5:30. FMI. Registration is required. We do not believe a representative from Cianbro will actually be available to answer questions.

January 23rd or 24th ~ 5:30pm, STEWC Coalition Meeting. Final date and location TBA soon!

USA Springs deal is muddied again

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The detention of two executives of Malom Group AG – and the difficulties of the Swiss company in proving two Brazilian bonds it holds are legitimate – has held up closing on a $60 million loan that would enable bankrupt USA Springs to complete its controversial water bottling plant in […]

Nestlé files augmentation plan for Arkansas River depletion

Joe Stone, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:33 am

A substitute water supply plan filed Thursday by Nestlé Waters North America requests approval to augment out-of-priority depletions to the Arkansas River resulting from operations at Ruby Mountain Springs near Nathrop.

The request applies to the period from March 22, 2012, to […]

East-West Highway Update 1-7-12

1) In a letter to Susan Collins, thanking her for passing a bill that increases the truck weight limits on the interstate, Searsport selectmen also asked her to consider supporting an East-West Highway through Maine.

If you live in Searsport, or know people who do, please talk to the selectmen about this decision.

Here is […]