No, Nestle, You Do NOT Have the Right to Withdraw All That Water from a National Forest

Nestle is diverting a significant amount of water from the San Bernardino National Forest without legal permits.

Openhearted Rebel

By Claire Bernish, The Mind Unleashed

To the consternation of the company drawing millions of gallons of water every year from deep inside the San Bernardino National Forest for a mere $524, the California State Water Resources Control Board slammed Nestlé with a notification at least three-quarters of its brutally contentious operation — the extracted water of which fills Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water disposable bottles — isn’t operating under the appropriate permits.

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2 thoughts on “No, Nestle, You Do NOT Have the Right to Withdraw All That Water from a National Forest

  1. I would stay clear of any Nestle products because I have seen many people sicken after eating products by Nestle. Of course, this can probably be said about all mass produced food seeing as how just a few corporations are responsible for the majority of the food we eat. Where is the incentive for them to supply us with quality food? Morality and ethics flew out the door decades ago and not many were so inclined even then. And so, this latest with the water does not surprise me in the least.

    It is quite disturbing though, to know that Nestle can obtain this water for next to nothing while people are paying outrageous bills for undrinkable water from the tap and must then turn right around and buy water that is expensive from a company such as Nestle that is making a killing. And we are told that there is no money to make improvements on the infrastructure that delivers water to millions of American homes. This would be why; companies like Nestle paying a mere pittance of $524 for obtaining millions of gallons of water each year and then turning right around and selling the bottled water making a ridiculous profit. This is unconscionable!

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  2. I suppose we should be grateful that the State Water Resources Control Board is finally doing something to stop this theft – though you can be sure it’s only because of massive grassroots lobbying from California environmental groups. I’m sure the farmers were up and arms about it as well, with California being in drought 5 out of the last 6 years.

    Our new government in New Zealand made a campaign promise to start charging international water companies for water they were taking from our aquifers – but now that they’ve taken office they’ve been told it violates some free trade treaty a past government has signed.

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