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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac77 View Post
    Nestle employes local members of the community and sells the water outside the immediate area so it does bring money into the community
    That is only temporary. Allow them to pump out that groundwater at a rate greater than it can be replenished and you will see business dry up, jobs lost, and the peoples' most important resource exhausted.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    That is only temporary. Allow them to pump out that groundwater at a rate greater than it can be replenished and you will see business dry up, jobs lost, and the peoples' most important resource exhausted.
    There does not seem to be any reputable scientific evidence to support that.

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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.
    How are the water problems in Michigan cities which is not a problem of a lack of water related to Nestle's problem, which is?

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    They pay $5000 for licensing and $200 for paperwork. The value of what they extract is far far more than what they pay for. But they aren't the only ones getting the handout.
    I will leave it up to the folks there to negotiate what is a fair price and weigh that against the benefit to a tiny community to have all those good paying jobs there.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    How are the water problems in Michigan cities which is not a problem of a lack of water related to Nestle's problem, which is?
    Its not related

    Greenies just hate the private sector

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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac77 View Post
    Greenies just hate the private sector
    Does a parent hate their child because he/she refuses to give them an increase in their allowance?
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I will leave it up to the folks there to negotiate what is a fair price and weigh that against the benefit to a tiny community to have all those good paying jobs there.
    Fair enough.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Not sure how a water pipeline or tanker trucks filled with water will have a huge 'environmental impact on the area'. If they leak, they just spill water.
    As you are quoting what was reported as being said, you might want to ask the person who said it for clarification.
    Also. They said "greater", not "huge".



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    You do realize that desalinization plants are extraordinarily expensive?
    Absolutely.
    If they want to sell water they should be getting it from the Ocean as far as I am concerned.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    They pay $5000 for licensing and $200 for paperwork. The value of what they extract is far far more than what they pay for. But they aren't the only ones getting the handout.
    It is not a handout, they are using water for which they have been granted rights in accordance with the law.
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