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Free Groundwater for Nestle is One of Many Corporate Give-Aways of Water in BC

The WaterWealth Project

Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on August 16, 2013 Despite the fact that Nestle never applied for a license to access the water and is draining the size of a small lake each year, they are not breaking the law. In fact Nestle’s operation is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to industries that are taking advantage of BC’s outdated water laws. Beyond bottled water, industries like mining, agriculture and natural [...]

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Whose Water? A First Nation’s Perspective

The Water Wealth Project

Posted by Larry Commodore, 229wc., on Aug. 29, 2013

As is so often the case here in BC when controversy arises concerning land and resources, many non-natives rally to the cry that it is “our” resources or it’s “public land” that’s at stake.

To some First Nations, this, at best, is met with puzzlement; how did my People’s traditional land and resources become something that belongs to all British Columbians?

A case in point [...]

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Nestle Chairman Says Water Is Not a Human Right

Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck

Keithpp’s Blog

April 15, 2013

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 nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better. (View the [...]

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Nestle Peddling Tap Water as Spring-Sourced, Suit Says

By Gavin Broady, Portfolio Media, Inc. Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 1:36 PM ET) –Nestle Waters North America, Inc., has been selling bottles of municipal tap water and falsely marketing it to consumers as 100 percent natural, spring-sourced water, according to a putative class action removed to Illinois federal court Wednesday.Plaintiff Chicago Faucet Shoppe Inc. claims that Nestle — which removed the suit to federal court — has falsely represented to consumers that 5-gallon bottles of Ice Mountain [...]

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“Bottled Life”, A New Documentary Film

DW4L has not yet had the chance to view this film, but it is a documentary about Nestle’s business of bottling water.

Here is a link to information about the film: http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/nestle-and-water.html

If you watch it, please write a review by selecting “comment” below this post. Thanks!

Nestlé files augmentation plan for Arkansas River depletion

Joe Stone, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:33 am

A substitute water supply plan filed Thursday by Nestlé Waters North America requests approval to augment out-of-priority depletions to the Arkansas River resulting from operations at Ruby Mountain Springs near Nathrop.

The request applies to the period from March 22, 2012, to March 21, 2013, and states that Nestlé will pump 196.08 acre-feet of water from the springs at a maximum rate of 200 gallons per minute [...]

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Some question McCloud’s Squaw Valley Creek study

By Skye Kinkade Mount Shasta Area Newspapers Posted Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:15 AM Last update Nov 02, 2011 @ 02:21 PM

McCloud, Calif. — Now that a study on the Squaw Valley Creek watershed is complete, members of the McCloud Community Services District and California Trout hope they can keep some of its sensors up and running.

“If we can continue the study, we’d learn more about stream flow,” said Curtis Knight of Cal Trout. “The more information we [...]

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Nestles [sic] gets to keep taking Michigan water

Defending Water for Life is disappointed but not surprised to see this outcome from the Michigan Court of Appeals:

Why rights-based-ordinances are essential to actual protection: Courts follow laws that regulate environmental damage, they cannot prevent the damage from happening. And Nestle still complains because they’re not taking as much water per minute as they’d like… Here is the article:

Nestle Waters North America had a mixed reaction to an opinion recently issued by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The [...]

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