(By Dan Bacher, posting originally on Daily Kos) Environmental and human rights activists, holding plastic “torches” and “pitchforks,” formed human barricades at both entrances to the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, effectively shutting down the company’s operations for the day.
Members of the “Crunch Nestlé Alliance” shouted out a number of chants, including ”We got to fight for our right to water,” “Nestlé, Stop It, Water Not For Profit,” and “¿Agua Para […]
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A letter of request to the Anacortes City Council for a written termination of the Tethys Enterprises water agreement that would have resulted in a one-million-square-foot bottling plant–the largest in North America–entitled up to five million gallons of water per day. Tethys CEO Steve Winter withdrew from the agreement and moved to Ireland.
TO: Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian […]
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Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON
Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.
Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a […]
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By Jim Johnson. Crossposted from Monterey County Herald
A citizens group in Monterrey is putting forward a ballot that would require the water district to draw up plans for taking water services back into public hands. Services are controlled currently by private company California American Water. Their exorbitant profits and mismanagement, including a failed desalination project and an expensive dam removal, have led to growing anger against the company and provide an opportunity to put water back under […]
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By Bellamy Pailthorp
Western Washington University is poised to become the largest public university in the country to ban sales of bottled water. The school joins Evergreen State College and Seattle University in making the move.
For many young environmentalists, saying no to bottled water and yes to public taps is an easy choice and a cause they can get passionate about.
That’s certainly the case for Carolyn Bowie, co-president of Students for Sustainable Water […]
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The public has the right to know what the state and its private roadwork partners are up to.
April 3, 2013 | Portland Press Herald
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Back in 2010, the Legislature created an exemption to the state’s right-to-know law that you could drive a truck through.
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A group responds to Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro Corp., while he addresses more than 700 people during a public meeting at Foxcroft Academy in […]
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This democracy school by CELDF was brought to Dover-Foxcroft by members of Stop the East-West Corridor. There will be another school on April 5 and 6th, followed by a rights-based-ordinance workshop on April 7th. Visit our calendar for details.
Citizens and Activists Learn About U.S. Government System
by WABI-TV5 News Desk | March 8th 2013
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Dover-Foxcroft – Concerned citizens and activists had a chance to learn more about the United States government […]
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In this article Senator Doug Thomas claims he was threatened by environmental extremists, and that they put fish in his dooryard. Since then, Thomas’s neighbor came forward to share that a fish truck had spilled fish for about a mile along the whole road, effecting all of them. This appears to be another attempt by Thomas and EWC proponents to minimize and criminalize Corridor opponents, and create fear in the greater public. That neighbor has contacted WGME to clarify the […]
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Op-Ed by Jane Crosen | February 15, 2013
On January 18, in Eastport and Calais, Cianbro’s program manager Darryl Brown presented the company’s current plans for routing an East-West Corridor through eastern Maine. As with previous promotions, this one was long on vague promises about economic development and avoidance of sensitive areas, but short on maps showing the actual route. Brown’s presentation did, however, reveal enough details for people well acquainted with the downeast landscape to make an educated guess […]
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