Court Gives Nestlé Green Light To Continue Bottling Water From National Forest

When Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was asked if he believes water is a human right he said that, “Yes, water is a human right, but water isn’t free.” Apparently, if you are a mega-corporation like Nestlé, it comes pretty darned close.

Nestle brand Arrowhead water bottlers. (Screenshot)

California — A California federal judge just gave Nestlé the go ahead to continue stealing water from the San Bernardino National Forest. Nestlé has become infamous for trying to privatize water from over 50 springs throughout the United States, though residents in the small towns they monopolize have tried fighting back. In a recent turn for

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Judge: Nestlé Can Keep Bottling California’s Water Under Permit That Expired In 1988

And a federal judge has ruled that the Swiss-based multinational may continue to do so until the Forest Service takes action on the permit it’s allowed to lapse for 28 years.

Cars in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., drive by a sign encouraging residents to save water, July 2, 2015.

SAN BERNARDINO, California --- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Nestlé can continue to bottle water from drought-stricken Southern California, even though the permit which allows the company to pipe water from the San Bernardino National Forest expired in 1988. https://twitter.com/CenterForBioDiv/status/778734509181194242 Despite a

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A Third Of California’s Deep Groundwater Aquifers Are Being Used For Oil And Gas

California has a lot more usable groundwater than previously thought — but that water might already be in danger from oil and gas extraction in the state.

In this undated file photo, water flows through the Southern California desert in the Metropolitan Water District's Colorado River Aqueduct from the Colorado River to the Los Angeles area. A pricing dispute has sharply escalated hostilities between San Diego and the agency that delivers water to much of Southern California, straining an odd partnership already defined by years of lawsuits and heated rhetoric. The San Diego County Water Authority launched a website to attack the MWD, its largest supplier, saying it wanted to lift a veil of secrecy. The site displays a trove of internal documents obtained under California’s public records law, including references to a "Secret Society" and an "anti-San Diego coalition." (AP Photo/Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, File)

A study released this week by Stanford scientists shows that there is nearly three times more groundwater in California’s Central Valley than earlier surveys had indicated. “It’s not often that you find a ‘water windfall,’ but we just did,” study co-author Robert Jackson, the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Provostial Professor at Stanford, said in

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The ‘Grinch’ That Stole Water: Nestlé Illegally Bottles 68,000 Gallons Of Water A Day In Drought-Stricken California

“In 2014 alone an estimated 28 million gallons were … sold under Nestlé’s Arrowhead brand,” noted one environmental group that’s suing the company for illegal bottling.

Nestle brand Arrowhead water bottlers. (Screenshot)

SACRAMENTO, California --- Activists are preparing to disrupt business at a Nestlé bottled water plant for a third time as the corporation continues to bottle millions of gallons of water in California amid an historic drought. Scheduled for Dec. 4, the protest marks the third time the “Crunch Nestlé Alliance” will target the corporation’s

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Nestle Pays Only $524 To Extract 27,000,000 Gallons Of California Drinking Water

Activists have called for a boycott of Nestle Waters and all Nestle products until they are held accountable for their actions in California.

(ANTIMEDIA) Los Angeles, CA — Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight than it would arguably care to be — though not frequently enough, apparently, for the megacorporation to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience. Drought-shaming worked sufficiently enough for Starbucks to stop

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California Using Recycled Fracking Water To Irrigate Crops

Tests found that small amounts of potentially harmful or carcinogenic chemicals remain in the recycled fracking water used to irrigate crops in California’s fertile Central Valley.

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought

REDDING, California --- California’s governor, a recipient of generous donations from the oil and gas industry, is now responsible for putting dangerous “frack water” into the American food supply. As California struggles with a historic drought, some farmers in California’s agriculturally fertile Central Valley turned to a water recycling

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