It’s bad enough Nestle has been pumping millions upon millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan’s underground aquifer absolutely free – and disturbing close to FLINT MICHIGAN!!
Liquidating the People’s property and commons in order to advance the interest of political parties politics is a disgusting habit that must not be tolerated. The President must be told that the Peoples’ property is NOT at his disposal to advance political careers.
This from the Courage Campaign, a group of real patriotic Americans:
The U.S. Forest Service just proposed to allow Nestlé to keep pumping water out of California's national forests for FIVE MORE YEARS.(1)
This is an outrage. Nestlé has been using an expired permit for nearly 30 years to pump tens of millions of gallons of water a year from the San Bernardino National Forest, virtually free of charge.(2)
Then last year, we sued to stop it. And now the Forest Service's solution is to simply issue Nestlé a new permit!? Oh, hell no.
It's clear that our lawsuit is having an impact, but we need to keep the pressure on. Will you chip in to demand Nestlé stop taking our water and that green grocery stores like Sprouts Farmers Market stop selling it?
Yes, I'll chip in to help stop Nestlé from taking our water.
Under a permit that expired 27 years ago, Nestlé pays just $524 a year to take as much as 28 million gallons of water each year, which they then sell in bottles for $2 a liter.
Add it up, and it's hundreds of millions of dollars for selling bottled water that should belong to you and me.
For months, the lawyers on Nestlé's side have denied us access to documents we need to prove our case, delaying the process, while Nestlé continues to pump huge amounts of water out of our drought-stricken forests every day.
Now they want to simply issue a new permit to continue the status quo? We're not going to let that happen.
And if you're wondering why the Forest Service is giving Nestlé such a sweetheart deal, it might have something to do with the fact that the Forest Service official who for years was responsible for reviewing Nestlé's permit recently left the Forest Service to become a high-paid consultant for Nestlé.(3)
We refuse to let Nestlé take one more drop of water. That's why we teamed up with our friends at the Story of Stuff Project and the Center for Biological Diversity to file this lawsuit and are calling on green grocery stores like Sprouts Farmers Market stop selling Nestlé bottled water brands.
But we need your help to keep up the pressure. Will you donate today?
Thank you for fighting for the future of our environment and our country,
Tim, along with Annie, Emma, Eddie, Ernesto, Kelsey, Laura, Lindsay, Moonyoung, Paul, Scottie, and Tim (the Courage team)