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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    A township planning commission in northern Michigan on Tuesday denied a bottled water company’s request to build a new pumping station needed to withdraw more underground water.


    Michigan township panel rejects Nestle pump permit


    Currently, Nestle can withdraw 250 gallons of Michigan's water per minute. Their request would have given Nestle permission to withdraw 400 gallons per minute... all for the sake of profits. Meanwhile, Flint's residents are still struggling thanks to their poisoned water. I applaud the people of Osceola Township for standing up against this proposal.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    I never said Nestle is to blame for the poor decisions made by Michigan's politicians. However, it does not seem right for a state to give away its most important resource for corporate profit while some of its own people cannot even access clean water from their faucets.
    More water for the greedy corporate farmers.

    I can see the point.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    What's wrong with profit?
    it's not Nestle's water

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    it's not Nestle's water
    Nobody said it was. But again:

    What's wrong with profit?

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    More water for the greedy corporate farmers.

    I can see the point.
    Michigan gets a lot of rain. They also have over 21,000 inland lakes and border on 4 of the Great ones. No need to irrigate with expensive ground water.

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Nobody said it was. But again:

    What's wrong with profit?
    Not off my drinking water you don't. In fact, that may be one of those instances where the 2nd Amendment can fix the problem.

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Not off my drinking water you don't.
    You own Michigan water?

    Again:

    What's wrong with profit?

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Michigan gets a lot of rain. They also have over 21,000 inland lakes and border on 4 of the Great ones. No need to irrigate with expensive ground water.
    Where does that ground water come from?

    And yes, Michigan farmers and corporate farmers do use underground water to irrigate

    There's water everywhere in Michigan - but for many it's not enough, or suitable | MLive.com
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    Where does that ground water come from?

    And yes, Michigan farmers and corporate farmers do use underground water to irrigate

    There's water everywhere in Michigan - but for many it's not enough, or suitable | MLive.com
    They are vastly exaggerating....Michigan and everyone along the Great Lakes has plenty of good clean water by Earth standards.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Though I don't know that area, Michigan has plenty of water resources.

    What's not clear from the article is who was going to bear the expense of the new pumping station Nestle wanted. There's no mention of any benefit to that local government. It's not even clear there's a Nestle facility near that township that would see more jobs.

    The only mention of cost to them is the cost of the application and renewals.

    Surely it wouldn't be unreasonable for the township government to have their construction expenses covered, and possibly some ongoing investment into their water infrastructure from Nestle?

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