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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 […]

East-West Highway Update 12-16-11

Update 12-16-11: A nonprofit transportation research group out of Washington D.C., TRIP, released a statement identifying “Maine’s 50 most needed transportation projects for economic growth.” #3 was the construction of a new east-west highway. TRIP is sponsored by “construction businesses, insurance companies, equipment makers, labor unions and other transportation-related organizations.” We believe TRIP’s role is […]

East-West Highway Update 12-12-11

Update 12-12-11: This letter is the link between Vigue / Cianbro, Mobilize Eastern Maine / Eastern Maine Development Corporation / the Action Committee of 50, and LR2358…!

Brief summary: Cianbro doesn’t have the money for the feasibility study, and as part of this business group, wrote a letter to Legislators asking for an emergency […]

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 […]

Water and the Web of Life

By Joyce White

We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves. – Attributed to Chief Seattle of the Dwamish tribe

We in Maine have such an abundance of water that we tend […]

WERU coverage of “Tapped” documentary showing and panel

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributor: Meredith DeFrancesco

On Tuesday, the Lamoine Conservation Commission, the Bar Harbor Conservation Commission, the Union River Watershed Coalition, and Food & Water Watch, sponsored a showing of the documentary film “Tapped” and a panel discussion on bottled water and its impacts. Today we bring you excerpts from the panel […]

Presentation: Groundwater and Public Trust

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Tell Nestlé to stop fooling with community water supplies

For years Nestlé has run roughshod over community and environmental concerns when taking and bottling water for brands like Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ice Mountain and Arrowhead.

Nestlé is now looking to increase the number of bottling facilities it owns and operates across the country, in places like McCloud, California and Salida, […]

Groundwater Extraction and Bottled Water: Lessons from Maine

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In this podcast, Emily Posner, water activist, community organizer, grassroots lobbyist and legal worker speaks about the experience of Maine communities struggling to maintain control over their water resources as multinational corporations seek to withdraw ever increasing amounts of water for the bottled water […]

Producers of “Tapped” Allege Nestle Trying to Limit Distribution

Thanks to TC at StopNestleWaters for noting this:

This statement from a Brookfield News Times interview with the makers of the bottled water documentary “Tapped” largely speaks for itself:

“A lot of major film festivals are sponsored by Nestle,” Soechtig […]