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New York State Cuts Bottled Water Spending

You may recall reading several months ago that the Think Outside the Bottle campaign had begun to call on governors across the country to eliminate bottled water spending in order to support strong public water systems.

We placed top-notch organizers in ten states, including New York, and we are already seeing the fruits of their efforts: this week New York Governor David Paterson issued an executive order to phase out state spending on bottled water in direct response to our grassroots efforts led by John Stewart, our New York field organizer.

It's the most comprehensive action taken by a governor to date on this issue, and it sets the standard for the 49 other governors we are urging to follow suit.

News of this early campaign victory reached millions of people across the country, appearing in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, USA Today, and beyond.

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