Monday, March 22, 2010

Stop Nestle Waters

Right now, it’s a site. But it’s destined to become a community.

It’s a gathering point for rural citizens fighting to preserve control of their water supplies and local economies from Nestle – the world’s largest food and beverage company.

It’s information. It’s conversation. And yes, it’s definitely grassroots.

Why are we targeting Nestle Waters?

* Because Nestle’s predatory tactics in rural communities divide small towns and pit residents against each other.
* Because Nestle reaps huge profits from the water they extract from rural communities – which are left to deal with the damage to watersheds, increases in pollution and the loss of their quiet rural lifestyle
* Because Nestle has a pattern of bludgeoning small communities and opponents with lawsuits and interfering in local elections to gain control of local water supplies.
* Because the environmental consequences of bottled water on our atmosphere, watersheds and landfills are simply too big to ignore.
* Because no international corporation should have the right to pilfer the public’s water for profit.

Nestle is once again trying to place another water plant on one of our freshwater strongholds, the Columbia River Gorge. Please read what Nestle has done in other communities such as in McCloud, California, Fryburn, Maine and Mecosta County Michigan. This is our chance to voice our opinions against Nestle before they get there foot in the door on our most important watershed here in the Pacific Northwest. I am all for progress, but not at the expense of out natural resources and the plastic bottles it is going to leave for thousands of years.

For those of you are are willing to stand against Nestle, please add your signature to the growing list here. Thank you for supporting or at least reading about what is being planned on the Columbia River.

1 comment:

fishy_man1 said...

good stuff, as a frequent fly-fisherman at the Mcloud river in California I can say the I am sooo glad people fought and beat nestle outta their attempts at that spot. I am interested to follow your story as I am also tracking the Arrowhead Springs/Strawberry Creek issue, and speaking about this topic at the university level, I've been to Hood, and the Gorge, as much water as there is there you still don't want these guys to set up shop and take their hundred million gallons a start...