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Today is the final day for public input on Cascade Locks/Fish & Wildlife water rights swap

May 13, 2015

Opponents of Nestlé’s proposal to build a bottled water plant in Cascade Locks are taking their complaints to the governor.

A group including Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, statewide labor leaders and environmental groups plan to drop off boxes filled with thousands of protest letters at the state Capitol Thursday. The letters will ask Gov. Kate Brown to reject a proposed water swap that would grant Nestlé access to a spring near the Columbia River Gorge town.

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Stop Nestle’s illegal water extraction – California

This is unbelievable. An investigation by the Desert Sun newspaper has revealed that the Nestlé corporation has been illegally pumping water out of a Southern California national forest for its bottled water with a permit that expired 27 years ago.1

That means for 27 years, Nestlé — the largest bottled water producer in the world — has been profiting by illegally extracting water in one of the most drought-stricken areas in the country, while the U.S. Forest Service — […]

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ODFW approves water rights swap with Cascade Locks. Action paves the way for Nestle plant

As of Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade water rights with Cascade Locks, which puts the city one step closer to bringing Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant to its business park.

The city of Cascade Locks and the state agency filed joint paperwork to the Oregon Water Resources Department last Friday. If approved […]

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Clean Water or Clearcuts for Oregon?

Video: Clean Water or Clearcuts for Oregon? Amy Kober of American Rivers in Water Currents on August 27, 2013

 

 

 

Big decisions are looming for management of 2.8 million acres of Oregon’s public forestlands – an area covering the size of more than eight Crater Lake National Parks. Because legislation concerning management of the so-called O&C lands could end up undermining some of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws […]

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Petition to stop Warren Buffet from putting algaecide in Klamath River

Petition by Regina Chichizola, United States

Recently PacifiCorp quietly submitted a plan to apply toxins for the second year to Klamath River reservoirs as an algae killing experiment. River users, including fisherman and Native American Tribes unanimously oppose this action citing last year’s studies that show killing the algae actually releases the algae toxin, microcystin, at a time of year when people are in the Klamath River.

Levels of microcystin behind PacifiCorp have consistently been up to 3000 times […]

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Fluoride hearing set for Portland City Council on Sept. 6, vote Sept. 12

With approval all but certain, Randy Leonard’s proposal to fluoridate drinking water will head to the Portland City Council for a public hearing Sept. 6 and a vote Sept. 12.

Already, Mayor Sam Adams has joined Commissioners Leonard and Nick Fish in announcing support. Leonard’s controversial proposal has prompted mounting opposition, however, with an electronic petition flooding inboxes at City Hall.

Leonard said Monday that he has received about 1,300 emails, a majority against his plan. But Leonard said […]

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Nestle Grabs at Public Water in the Gorge

By Meredith Cocks

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage corporation, is pursuing Oregonian’s public water resources in the Gorge, and a decision last month brought them two steps closer.

On February 29th the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) approved the first two of three permits necessary for Nestlé to gain access to Oregon’s public water resources and establish a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. Nestlé is proposing a bottling plant for Cascade Locks that would draw over […]

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Oregon’s forests are being poisoned and so are you

Oregon’s forests are being poisoned and so are you February 10, 2012 By Daryl Jackson

I am a wildlife biologist. Recently I spent six months researching how our native Oregon fish and several species of birds are faring on Oregon Department of Forestry managed lands. I tramped through the forests in an effort to describe populations of critters and their habitat. I also work with my neighbors to protect Williams Creek, a salmon and native trout tributary providing cold, […]

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Action Alert: Join a Global Letter Campaign for Rights Of Mother Earth

We are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated forms. All forms of exploitation, abuse and contamination have caused great destruction to Mother Earth.

Today nature is treated as property under the law. Nature has no standing and therefore, cannot be represented directly in a court of law. Our goal is for nature to have rights just like humans and even corporations have. We want humans and corporations to value nature as a living being in […]

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June 14th, 2011: Help Stop Nestle in the Gorge

 

Save the Date! Join us on June 14th to Stop Nestlé in the Gorge!

May 21, 2011 Dear Water Warrior,

Stop Nestlé in The Gorge! Tuesday, June 14th 6:30 – 8:30 PM At St. Andrews Community Center Sign up today to attend this inspiring event!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 14th. Food & Water Watch is partnering up with the Sisters of the Holy Names […]

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