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Westland Water Users hope to educate, not miss future opportunities

A group of Westland Irrigation District patrons is mounting a public information campaign after missing out on Columbia River water supplies. George PlavenEast Oregonian

November 4, 2017 9:07PM

A group of Westland Irrigation District patrons is mounting its own public information campaign to provide greater knowledge and transparency of water law in the Umatilla Basin.

The effort comes in the middle of a lawsuit filed against Westland by other district members who claim they are being cheated out of […]

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Plans for Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks moves forward despite ban

October 18, 2017

CASCADE LOCKS, OR

Plans for a Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks continue to move forward, in spite of a voter-approved ballot measure prohibiting such a plant in Hood River County.

In May, 2016, voters in Hood River County passed a measure that banned large water bottling operations, which many thought signaled an end to Nestle’s ambitions for the Columbia River Gorge, but despite the vote, the city of Cascade Locks has been […]

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Mayor Recommends No Further Action On Nestlé Proposal

Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon has released his Nestle Report and recommendation to be presented to the Goldendale City Council on June 19, 2017.

His four page report “Research: Nestle American Bottling Plant; Goldendale, WA” includes: The Nestlé Invitation background. Preliminary numbers of a Nestle American proposal, including water resource needs, waste water production, trucking volumes, and projected employees ‘at full build out’. Details of the Goldendale Municipal Water System. Consideration of the steps to implement proposed plan. Impact of the […]

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Environmental Group Sues Over Water Pollution In Washington State

by Cassandra Profita Follow OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 8, 2016 12:10 p.m. An environmental group filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Washington state of failing to control water pollution along the coast and Puget Sound.

Portland-based Northwest Environmental Advocates is asking a U.S. district court to force two federal agencies – the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – to cut funding to the state as a form of punishment.

The agencies are supposed to withhold at least […]

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Council of Canadians Call for Nestle Boycott

September 23, 2016

*Boycott against Nestle and bottled water products launched by the Council of Canadians *

The Council of Canadians launched a national boycott campaign against Nestlé in Guelph last night. Guelph and the neighbouring region of Wellington County are currently ground zero for a battle between a local community protecting their water and the multi-billion dollar bottled water giant.

“The water crisis is at our door here in Canada,” said Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of […]

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Our Water, Our Future video from Hood River County

Battle over Columbia Gorge Nestlé water plant heats up as election nears

By Kelly House | The Oregonian/OregonLive

March 23, 2016 The years-long war of words over Oxbow Springs has just grown louder.

Backers and opponents of a proposed Nestlé water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks have taken to the airwaves, to the phone lines, and to Salem to plead their case in advance of a May election that could decide the plant’s fate.

A Hood River County ballot measure seeks to block the Nestlé plant […]

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Measure to block Nestlé bottling plant headed to May 2016 ballot

December 30, 2015 The Oregonian

Hood River County officials have approved a ballot measure that would stop Nestlé from building a controversial water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

The measure, set to appear on primary ballot in May, would be a coup for environmental advocates seeking to block the water giant from bottling and selling 100 million gallons of local spring water each year.

It would ban commercial operations bottling more than 1,000 gallons a day in Hood River County. […]

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Water ballot OK’d for signature gathering

by Patrick Mulvihill

Hood RiverNews October 30, 2015

Hood River County approved citizen group Local Water Alliance Monday to proceed in gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would bar large-scale commercial water bottling operations within the county, including Nestlé’s proposed plant in Cascade Locks.

#If petitioners gather at least 497 valid signatures, the “Water Protection Measure” could go before county voters in the May 2016 primary election ballot (an item in Wednesday’s News stated an incorrect election date).

#The […]

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Nestlé opponents file HR county voter initiative against water bottling plant

Hood River News, September 22, 2015

by Patrick Mulvihill

Members of a local advocacy group have filed a voter petition to block large-scale commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County, namely Nestlé.

#The measure, introduced by Local Water Alliance and filed at the county elections office Monday, would prohibit any business from producing 1,000 or more gallons of bottled water per day for commercial sale.

#For years, Nestlé Waters North America has attempted to site a bottling plant in […]

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