The WaterWealth Project
Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on July 18, 2013
It was a hot Tuesday evening, no doubt better spent by the banks of the Vedder Canal or on the beaches of Cultus Lake, but more than 30 residents from the residential area that intersects the head-waters of Luckakuck creek – south of Stevenson Rd in Chilliwack – came together at City Hall on July 16th to oppose a bylaw amendment that would [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:15 am | Updated: 1:38 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.
By Mark Stayton
ANACORTES — Tethys Enterprises recently terminated its water contract with Anacortes, cutting the last ties to a long and controversial project to build a 1 million square-foot bottling plant there.
Tethys notified Anacortes that it would stop pursuing the proposed plant on Sept. 9, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell said previously.
In a letter dated Oct. 1 [...]
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A letter of request to the Anacortes City Council for a written termination of the Tethys Enterprises water agreement that would have resulted in a one-million-square-foot bottling plant–the largest in North America–entitled up to five million gallons of water per day. Tethys CEO Steve Winter withdrew from the agreement and moved to Ireland.
TO: Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian [...]
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Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON
Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.
Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a [...]
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By Bellamy Pailthorp
Western Washington University [Bellingham, Wash.] is poised to become the largest public university in the country to ban sales of bottled water. The school joins Evergreen State College and Seattle University in making the move.
For many young environmentalists, saying no to bottled water and yes to public taps is an easy choice and a cause they can get passionate about.
That’s certainly the case for Carolyn Bowie, co-president of Students for [...]
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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokesperson Eriel Deranger speaks out against the oilsands at a recent event in Vancouver.
by David P. Ball Indian Country Today October 5, 2012
A First Nation whose land sits in the heart of the Alberta oil sands has ramped up its legal battle against the vast industrial development, which has generated controversy because of its massive carbon footprint, untreated tailings ponds and at [...]
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By KIRK JOHNSON New York Times Published: October 11, 2012
Opponents of a plan to add fluoride to the water supply in Portland filed petitions that could put the issue to a vote. The plan was passed by the City Council last month, set to take effect in 2014, but foes said the idea was rushed and that concerns about fluoride in dental decay prevention are unresolved. A group collecting petitions, Clean Water [...]
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Contact: George Farah (202-688-1340), email@example.com | October 2, 2012
Washington, D.C. – In response to an organized email and letter-writing campaign, three of the ten corporations identified as sponsors of the Commission on Presidential Debates have withdrawn their sponsorship. Over the past week, advertising agency BBH New York, nonprofit organization YWCA, and tech giant Philips North America have terminated their sponsorship as a result of accusations that the Commission is anti-democratic and subservient to the major parties. Never before [...]
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