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The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America’s water to sell in plastic bottles

The Guardian

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The network of clear streams comprising California’s Strawberry Creek run down the side of a steep, rocky mountain in a national forest two hours east of Los Angeles. Last year Nestlé siphoned 45m gallons of pristine spring water from the creek and bottled it under the Arrowhead Water label.

Though it’s on federal land, […]

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Washington state Lewis County fight against water bottler

August 29, 2019

As a member of Columbia Riverkeeper, we thought you’d appreciate this story of corporate greed and community resistance. Big kudos to the people of Lewis County who are taking on Crystal Geyser and winning!

Email goof leaks corporate playbook

Columbia Riverkeepers

It’s rare to get a glimpse inside the multinational corporation playbook, but water bottling giant Crystal Geyser lays bare its strategy: if the local community does not support its […]

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County Approves Moratorium That Would Stop Crystal Geyser Project

By Cody Neuenschwander / cneuenschwander@chronline.com

The Daily Chronicle (serving greater Lewis County Washington)

Aug 5, 2019

The Lewis County Board of Commissioners voted Monday morning to impose a moratorium on permits seeking water extraction in rural Lewis County and certain standalone food and beverage manufacturing applications — much to the appreciation of a large gathering of Lewis County Water Alliance members who have fiercely voiced their opposition to a proposed Crystal Geyser water bottling facility in Randle.

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Randle Town Hall Draws Strong Turnout to Oppose Water Bottling Plant

Scores of cars lined either side of U.S. Highway 12 Wednesday evening, spilling over from the full parking lot at the Randle Fire Hall. Inside the building, close to 250 people packed into the meeting room, with dozens more listening to an audio speaker stationed outside.

The attendees came from all over the Pacific Northwest, but most were local to Randle or East Lewis County. Nearly all were there to register their opposition to the proposed water […]

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Below Mt. Shasta, a fight burbles over bottled water

Jane Braxton Little High Country News

May 28, 2018

Mount Shasta reigns over Siskiyou County, a commanding presence even when cloaked in clouds. The snow on its flanks percolates into a vast underground aquifer of volcanic tunnels and bubbling springs. Steeped in legend and celebrated for its purity, Shasta water is almost as mysterious as its namesake California mountain. Little is known about how much is actually stored there or how it moves through […]

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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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Montana senate fails to adopt more stringent environmental review for water bottling facilities

BY TRISTAN SCOTT // MAR 25, 2017 // NEWS & FEATURES

Sen. Jennifer Fielder of Thompson Falls, left, listens as Sen. Bob Keenan of Bigfork speaks at the 64th Montana Legislative Session in Helena on April 24, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconSHOW CAPTION

Bigfork Republican Sen. Bob Keenan’s final effort to adopt a more stringent environmental review process for water-bottling facilities failed on Friday, dealing a blow to residents in his district who are desperately trying to halt plans […]

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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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