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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 08:11 PM
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All water should be protected by the public trust doctrine
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The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) has been battling corporate giant Nestl for nine long years... Nestl, which is the world's largest food and beverage corporation, has spent a fortune in legal battles over the years so that it can continue to pump water from Michigan streams and keep profiting at the expense of the environment. This fight isn't just about Michigan- Nestl's approach there is indicative of its attidude about control of water resources, and a loss in Michigan will surely encourage it to continue its practices elsewhere. Six years ago, a judge ordered Nestl to stop its extraction of 400 gallons per minute from a Michigan wildlife preserve because the pumping had a negative impact on local streams and ponds. Rather than cease the pumping, Nestl appealed the decision, and has kept the MCWC tied up ever since...

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