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San Francisco Largest City to Ban Water Bottles

MARCH 5, 2014 San Francisco Examiner JOSHUA SABATINI

Chiu addressing the media

Plastic containers will be forbidden to be sold on public property in move toward zero-waste goal

San Francisco became the first major city Tuesday to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb the billion-dollar industry.

The nine-months-in-the-making proposal by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu navigated through a number of challenging issues, from the city’s drinking […]

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Wash. Water Ruling Could Have Far-Reaching Effects, Including Dropping Property Values

Skagit County, Western Wash.

Wash. Dept. of Ecology to hold water rights workshop on Dec. 2 in Mount Vernon.

By Rachel Lerman/Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:00 am

Potential builders and landowners face a state of limbo as the state Department of Ecology searches for solutions in a water rights battle that has lasted decades.

The battle over water rights in the Skagit River basin reached a plateau Oct. 3 with the state Supreme Court’s ruling against Ecology in a […]

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Nestle Adds Premium Brand in Still Water Arena

New York Times

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN Published: June 9, 2013

DRINKING tap water is essentially free, but even during the economic downturn, consumers have sprung for bottled water, with sales in the United States increasing 6.7 percent in 2012, to $11.8 billion, according to the International Bottled Water Association. Americans on average drank 30.8 gallons of bottled water, 5.3 percent more than in 2011.

Ads for Resource, which are being introduced on Monday, are […]

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Just Say No to Multinationals? For Rural Communities, It’s Not Always That Simple

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00 By Alissa Bohling, Truthout

The people of economically depressed Cascade Locks, Oregon, are divided about a proposal by Nestle to go into business with the city to extract spring water from its cherished watershed, bringing jobs and sorely needed revenue.

 

Nestle Water North America’s makeshift office in Cascade Locks, Oregon, is two doors down from the post office. Most people on their way to get their mail on a […]

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Nestle chairman says water is not a human right

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In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that […]

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Friends of the Sunkhaze NWR Presentation – raw audio

Link to audio file from STEWC presentation by Chris Buchanan, November 17, 2012.

Ms. Angela Vogel to Marry Corporate Person

Corporate Person, a Washington State Corporation, and Ms. Angela Vogel request the honor of your presence to share in the celebration of their marriage on Tuesday July 17, at 12 p.m. at Seattle’s Westlake Park. Pastor Rich Lang of University Temple United Methodist Church will be officiating: “Til her death do us part…”

Please RSVP here: http://i103.org/wedding

Beginning in 1886, the United States Supreme Court began granting personhood rights to corporations under the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth […]

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Potluck Forum in Skagit County

MoveOn Skagit is hosting a potluck Sunday, July 15, where community groups, including Living Democracy, Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin, MoveOn Skagit and those following the coal train issue, will give brief updates on their activities. This is a great opportunity to hear what community activists are doing to preserve the American Dream and our democratic way of life. Can you join us Sunday the 15th at 11:30 at Skagit PUD? Just bring a potluck dish to share […]

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Bellingham City Council Blocks Community Bill of Rights

 

City Council blocks Community Bill of Rights and drafts resolution calling for expanded environmental impact statement

Last week Bellingham City Council challenged the legality of Citizen’s Initiative 2, the Bellingham Community Bill of Rights in an attempt to keep it off the ballot. On Monday night the council will discuss passing a resolution asking for a programatic environmental impact statement, and asking that massive costs for infrastructure expansion and mitigation associated with this project be borne by GPT rather […]

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Climate Change: Washington coastal tribes hosting symposium blending indigenous knowledge with western science

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

The inaugural First Stewards symposium, to be held July 17-20 in Washington, D.C. is a national event that examines the impact of climate change on indigenous coastal cultures and explores solutions based on millennia of traditional ecological knowledge.

Hundreds of native leaders, witnesses and climate scientists will join policy-makers and non-government organizations for groundbreaking dialogue in what is planned to be an annual meeting at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The Hoh, Makah […]

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