HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Michigan (Group) » Nestle wins legal challen...

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:43 AM

Nestle wins legal challenge to Michigan groundwater extraction

LANSING, MI — A state administrative judge has upheld a permit that allows global food and beverage giant Nestle to boost the amount of Michigan groundwater it extracts for sale under the Ice Mountain bottled water brand.

In a decision dated April 24, Judge Dan Pulter ruled that Nestle’s plans to withdrawal 576,000 gallons of groundwater per day from the headwaters of two cold water trout streams in Osceola County will not negatively impact the surrounding natural resources.

The ruling upholds a controversial and unpopular permit approval Nestle received just over two years ago from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under former Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians filed a challenge to that permit approval in July 2018.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/04/nestle-wins-legal-challenge-to-michigan-groundwater-extraction.html

6 replies, 789 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Nestle wins legal challenge to Michigan groundwater extraction (Original post)
demmiblue Apr 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2020 #1
sinkingfeeling Apr 2020 #2
Squinch Apr 2020 #3
delisen Apr 2020 #5
procon Apr 2020 #4
lark Apr 2020 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 07:56 AM

1. Goddamn Nestle. Thieves of the first order. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:19 AM

2. Appeal it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:21 AM

3. Don't drink bottled water. Most places have water that is fine to drink.

In some places, maybe you need a Brita or something like it.

Bottled water is a polluting expensive scam and we all fell for it. Time we stopped.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 09:36 AM

5. Bottled tap water is the problem - not true spring water

People with certain health conditions may have good health reasons to avoid drinking fluoridated tap water. Fluoride filters are very expensive and true bottled spring water is a great option. However some companies claim their bottled water is spring water when it is not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:25 AM

4. This is a theft of Michigan's natural resources.

This is the sweetheart deal nestle got from Snyder:


Nestle pays just $200 a year to the state of Michigan to pump more than 130 million gallons of water. Other US states have struck similar arrangements with big companies, authorizing them to pump as much water as they wish for a pittance as long as they build the infrastructure themselves.Feb 4, 2018

https://www.pri.org › stories › tiny-...




They can sell 4 small bottles at 1$ each, per gallon of water x 556 gallons... Well, do the math. My fingers are too stiff to paw through my cell phone to find the calc.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:14 PM

6. Appeal again!

This is monstrous!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread