Tag: great lakes compact

A Great Lakes Water War: Nestlé, the Great Lakes Compact, and the Future of Freshwater

Posted on September 18, 2017 by

Each day, 4.8 million bottles of water leave Nestlé’s packaging plant in Stanwood, Michigan and  end up neatly stacked one-by-one in gas station coolers across the Midwest. If you’ve sipped from an Ice Mountain-branded bottle in the last decade, you’ve sampled a tiny fraction of the 3.4 billion gallons that’s been pumped from nine wells […]

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Freshwater Weekly 9/7/17

Posted on September 7, 2017 by

This week: an update on the Waukesha diversion + Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal advances + innovations solutions for Lake Erie + ways you can make a difference. PROCESS TO DIVERT GREAT LAKES WATER UNDER REVIEW Last year, hundreds of Freshwater Future supporters like you spoke out against a proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan to […]

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Together, We’re Driving the Conversation on Nestlé Waters

Posted on April 20, 2017 by

Last Wednesday, almost 500 concerned citizens turned out for a public hearing on the Nestlé Waters proposal to more than double the amount of water being pumped from their White Pine Springs well in Michigan’s Osceola Township. Among them was a group of 30 water advocates from Flint, Michigan who traveled 150 miles to participate in […]

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