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Despite Overwhelming Opposition From Residents, Michigan Permits Nestlé to Draw More Groundwater for Bottling

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has granted Nestlé Waters a permit to increase groundwater withdrawal from 250 gallons per minute to 400 gallons per minute from its White Pine Springs well for the purpose of bottling drinking water.

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Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking

The new Food & Water Watch report Take Back the Tap: The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water details the deceit and trickery of the bottled water industry. Here’s one more angle to consider: The bottled water business is closely tied to fracking.

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Amazon Reportedly Jacked Up Bottled Water Prices As People Prepare for Hurricane Irma

The price of bottled water reportedly shot up on Amazon ahead of Hurricane Irma, and the company’s “dynamic pricing” model appears to be at fault.

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Attempt to Block National Parks From Banning Bottled Water Sales

In 2015, Congressman Ken Calvert, a Republican from California's 42nd house district, received a $1,000 campaign contribution from the political action committee of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), whose members include the biggest beverage companies in the world, such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

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Tribal Member Fasts to Protest Oregon Gov. Brown's Nestlé Water Policies

Salem OR — A group of tribal members, citizens from the Columbia River Gorge and throughout the state gathered on the Capitol steps today to support Anna Mae Leonard, a tribal member who launched a five-day fast to protest a planned giveaway of 118 million gallons a year of public water in the Columbia River Gorge to Nestlé Corporation. Leonard and her supporters called on Governor Kate Brown to demand that state agencies to stop the Nestlé water exchange.

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Tap Water Is Clearly Better Than Bottled Water - Here's Why

As the poet W.H. Auden put it, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”

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How Much Would You Pay for Air? It Sounds Absurd at First - But They Already Got You to Pay for Water

The following is an excerpt from the new book  All You Can Pay: How Companies Use Our Data to Empty Our Wallets  by Anna Bernasek and D. T. Mongan (Nation Books, 2015): 

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Why America's Deadly Love Affair with Bottled Water Has to Stop

This spring, as California withered in its fourth year of drought and mandatory water restrictions were enacted for the first time in the state’s history, a news story broke revealing that Nestlé Waters North America was tapping springs in the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California using a permit that expired 27 years ago.

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11 Tips for Conserving Water

Taking a long hot shower is something many of us take for granted, just like turning on the tap when we need to drink, bathe or cook. But for the 750 million people around the world who lack access to clean and safe water, finding enough to cook, clean, or bathe with is a harrowing daily ordeal.

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4 Ways Bottled Water Ruins the Environment - and Your Health

Bottled water is the world’s best-selling drink, and Americans are its most loyal customer. You pay hundreds or even thousands of times more for the prepackaged water than you would if you got it from the tap. Yet nothing has proved that “ultra-purified,” “mountain-sourced,” “glacial-runoff” or “oasis-obtained” water is any better for you.

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Protesters Tell Nestlé to Stop Bottling California Water

"They’re just ruining our planet,” said Patty Shenker, speaking outside Nestlé’s water bottling facility in Los Angeles. “They’re completely destroying our planet for profit, and we’ve got to stop them.”

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