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Local Water Alliance with Nestle update

We have 2 water updates: 1. The City Council of Cascade Locks has set aside $33,000 in the 2017/2018 budget to begin the challenge to the water exchange and Hood River County’s Water Protection Measure. 2. The City Council of Goldendale will announce their decision about whether or not to invite Nestle in June (the meetings are the 5th and the 19th).

A water transfer approved getting the city of Cascade Locks closer to being able to sell spring water to Nestle

Sara Roth and Pat Dooris, KGW 4:44 PM. PDT November 03, 2016

SALEM, Ore. – A water transfer was approved Friday, getting the city of Cascade Locks closer to being able to sell spring water to Nestle, despite a county vote against the water bottling plant.

At the crux of the city’s plan to sell spring water to Nestle is getting a water swap between the city and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approved.

Nestle wants spring water, […]

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Cascade Locks city council continuing with Nestlé plans despite passage of 14-55

By Patrick Mulvihill Originally published May 25, 2016 at 12:00a.m., updated May 25, 2016 at 12:00a.m. Cascade Locks City Council reaffirmed Monday they won’t back down from the Nestlé deal, despite the passing of a water bottling ban, Measure 14-55, during the primary election last Tuesday.

The measure amends Hood River County’s charter to prohibit large-scale companies like Nestlé Waters North America from producing or transporting water from sources within county borders. It widely passed with 69 percent of the […]

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Hood River News

by Patrick Mulvihill

May 20, 2016

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

#“Water Protection Measure” amends the Hood River County charter to prohibit any company from producing or transporting 1,000 or more gallons of bottled water per day. That includes all water labeled and marketed as “water” in plastic and glass bottles, jugs, or similar containers. […]

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Hood River County Voters Approve Ban on commercial Water Bottling

Portland Tribune

May 18, 2016 by Cassandra Profita

Hood River County voters approved a ban on commercial water bottling Tuesday, blocking a $50 million bottling plant Nestle wants to build in the Columbia River Gorge.

Early results showed 69 percent of county voters approving a measure that restricts the production and transportation of bottled water to less than 1,000 gallons a day from any Hood River County water source. That would effectively block Nestle’s plans to build a plant in […]

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Opponents of water bottling in Cascade Locks say Nestlé hid campaign contributions

By Ted Sickinger| The Oregonian/OregonLive

May 14, 2016 at 9:34 PM, updated May 14, 2016 at 11:19 PM Backers of a Hood River County ballot measure to block a proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks are accusing Nestlé of illegally hiding its contributions to a political action committee opposing the measure.

They say they will be filing a complaint next week with the Secretary of State’s elections division.

Nestlé Waters North America has directed $105,000 to the group, called […]

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Oregon Water: NESTLE Drowns Local Voices with Giant Campaign Contributions

Posted By Sherron Lumley on Sat, May 14, 2016 at 4:14 PM measure_14-55.jpg Late Filings Show Nestlé Hid at Least $105,000 in Campaign Contributions; Calls Made for State Investigation Hood River County, OR. Nestlé has recently filed extremely late campaign finance reports showing it has been secretly funding a political action front group in Hood River County fighting a ballot measure to block bottled water operations in the County.

The $105,000 in reported contributions was filed shortly before the May […]

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Fight Over Plan to Bottle Water in Oregon Town Is on Ballot

ABC News

ANDREW SELSKY, ASSOCIATED PRESS CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon — May 12, 2016,

little town, set below steep, forested mountainsides at the bottom of the Columbia River Gorge, stubbornly persists, eight decades after a dam was built downstream, drowning the navigational locks that gave the place its name and main income.

Today, unemployment in Cascade Locks is 19 percent, four times the rate of the rest of Oregon. Many businesses have gone the way of the Scenic Winds Motel, whose […]

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Water measure campaigns fight over Measure 14-55

by Patrick Mulvihill, May 6 2016

Hood River News

Voters have been asked whether to block large-scale bottling corporations like Nestlé from tapping into waterways in Hood River County, with campaigns in favor and against running at full steam.

#The “Water Protection Measure” seeks to amend Hood River County’s charter to prohibit any company from bottling or transporting 1,000 or more gallons of water per day. It’s one of two countywide measures on the May 17 primary election ballot, along […]

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Ballot Measure Aims To Block Water Bottling Plant In The Columbia Gorge

by Cassandra Profita OPB/EarthFix | May 1, 2016 9:45 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

CASCADE LOCKS – Klairice Westley stoops at the edge of a spring in the woods above the Oxbow Fish Hatchery.

“Want to get a drink?” she asks.

She dips a cupped hand into the pool of water and takes a sip.

“Oh, that’s good water,”she says. “That’s the best.”

Klairice Westley drinks water from Oxbow Springs near Cascade Locks. Klairice Westley drinks water from Oxbow Springs […]

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