Joe S Whitworth
Head of nation’s first water trust; American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow
Posted: 06/19/2013 6:16 pm
Not clear how many HuffPosters go Biblical, but this one fits. With a fresh backdrop of unprecedented forest fires in the West, ferocious storms along the Eastern Seaboard (tornadoes attacking elsewhere), alternating drought and flood in the country’s interior wreaking havoc on the Mississippi and the next of many rounds on its way, you can almost [...]
Continue reading Reaping the Whirlwind: Water War Along the California-Oregon Border
Oregonian Opinion Letter
April 6, 2013
By Travis Williams
Every day, millions of gallons of treated waste are pumped into our rivers and other waterways in Oregon from municipal treatment plants, industrial facilities and other sources. These discharges are allowed with permits issued under the federal Clean Water Act, and most often people meet the standards for cleanliness set within those permits. Most of these pipes are underwater, discreetly [...]
Continue reading Let The Public See Who’s Responsible For River Discharge
By Steve Duin, The Oregonian on February 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM, updated February 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Ten thousand jobs.
For more than a year, that’s been the pitch from Oregon House Republicans: Release a few drops from the mighty bucket of the Columbia River and — voila! — 10,000 jobs will magically rise from the fertile farmland of eastern Oregon.
By leveraging the state’s “abundant water resources,” Rep. Kevin Cameron and fellow [...]
Continue reading Roll on, Oregon House Republicans, roll on
AlterNet/By Maude Barlow, published Sept. 6, 2012 We should be encouraging the youth in our society to do exactly what Robyn is doing — engaging in local politics, acting to protect the environment and questioning the world around her. In the last year, municipalities across Ontario and the rest of the country have begun taking a much-needed stand to protect local water sources. Since World Water Day in 2011, nine municipalities across Canada have become Blue [...]
Continue reading Meet the 13-Year-Old Taking On Bottled Water
USA Springs bailout delayed again
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Money to bail out USA Springs still has not arrived, forcing creditors to consider alternatives, including liquidation and foreclosure.
Malom Group AG — the bankrupt company’s Swiss financier – was supposed to deposit $7 million on Dec. 9 into the account of USA Springs, which is trying to build a controversial bottling plant near the border of Nottingham and Barrington.
The payment was supposed to be the first installment of [...]
Continue reading USA Springs Bailout Delayed Again
from New Hampshire Business Review: December 7, 2011
For the third time in as many months, the bankrupt USA Springs has been unable to close on a $60 million loan because initial funding from its Swiss underwriter, Malom Group AG, still has not arrived.
The deal, which would enable the company to resume construction on its controversial partially completed bottling plant on the border of Nottingham and Barrington, was originally supposed to close on Oct. 3, with the arrival of [...]
Continue reading USA Springs Loan Deal Remains Elusive
By SCOTT E. KINNEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 10, 2011
NOTTINGHAM — For years commuters along Route 4 between Barrington and Nottingham have driven by a rather innocuous and incomplete building along the roadside.
The building is the physical property of USA Springs, a water bottling company nearly 10 years, and counting, in the making. The structure was just beginning to take shape on the 100-acre parcel, which straddles the Barrington/Nottingham border, when the business declared bankruptcy…
…Before the filing the [...]
Continue reading Opposition strong in Barrington, Nottingham as USA Springs seeks new funds