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Proposed Shell/Equilon Oil Train Terminal, Anacortes

Tom Glade, President

Evergreen Islands, Anacortes, Wash.

PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINES (MONDAY IS PRESIDENTS DAY!):

BY HAND: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 3:30 PM BY MAIL (ANACORTES PO): SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 15, 1:30pm BY INTERNET: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM BY FAX: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM (FAX: 360-336-9416)

Since Skagit County’s environmental review is only about potential environmental impacts

that occur on Shell’s property, the environmental impacts of oil train disasters en route will not

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Concrete, Wash., Turns Down Bottler’s Request to Buy Town’s Water

By Kimberly Cauvel | Jan. 28, 2014

CONCRETE — The town decided Monday to turn down Niagara Bottling’s interest in purchasing its pristine water, partly to protect the town’s ongoing relationship with another bottling company and partly because of a lack of detail in Niagara’s request.

An LTI Inc. driver fills two trailers with water from the town’s well in April 2011. LTI transports the water to Advanced H20 in Burlington for bottling. […]

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Defending Water for Life in Maine at the Common Ground Country Fair

Making Quilt Squares at the Common Ground Fair

Defending Water for Life in Maine tabled for three days at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME. Organizers Denise and Chris spoke with hundreds of people about protecting water in Maine. We provided a couple interactive activities for fairgoers, including a poster sized “Anti-Bottled Water” pledge for folks to sign, as well as this art project to create quilt squares for our water quilt (pictured). Squares […]

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How comical is bottled water? "Pearls before Swine" Comic:

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How comical is bottled water? “Pearls before Swine” Comic:

Mother Earth Water Walk Photos!

The Mother Earth Water Walk, Eastern Direction: This Native American Ceremony started in Machiasport on Saturday, May 7 to raise awareness of the life force of water, and our need to respect water in our culture.

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Waterville (ME) Opera House packed for World Premiere of “Tapped”

Over 250 people packed the Waterville (ME) Opera House for the World Premiere of “Tapped” on Sunday, July 12. Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottle water.

Grassroots organizations from Fryeburg, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Shapleigh and Newfield celebrated before the film with the Tapped production team.

Photos – All photos copyright V. Kelly Bellis; can be freely used with proper credit. High-resolution pictures are available […]

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Protest at Portland, ME Law Firm

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On Friday, November 14, 2008, Maine youth teamed with Native Forest Network and Defending Water for Life to protest a Portland law firm for its role in the commodification of Maine’s groundwater.

People from across Maine brought trash bags full of empty plastic water bottles to Pierce Atwood to demonstrate the physical ramifications of the corporate bottling industry for Maine’s landfills.

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Photos of Walker Wildlife Mgmt. Area in Shapleigh

Mid-Summer Walk ’08 Fall Tour ’08 Bore Wells

E. Montpelier (VT) Prohibits Water Extraction for 3 Years

Water the Big Issue at E. Montpelier (VT) Town Meeting March 5, 2008Â Barre-Montpelier (VT) Times-Argus