Friday, November 13, 2015

Tribal Protesters Block Corporate Takeover of Public Water

After spending the last year dodging public outcry and numerous lawsuits for continuing to pump water from drought stricken California, Nestle has set its sights on neighboring Oregon as a new source of public water to be converted into privatized profits and shareholder earnings. But before they could start building their new proposed Arrowhead bottling plant, Gov. Kate Brown sent a letter to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requesting that the agency withdraw its application for a water rights transfer that would have enabled Nestle to begin operations in Cascade Locks, Oregon.


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