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    Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    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
    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.
    This has absolutely nothing to do with Flint.




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    Nestle is separately asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to approve its permit application to increase its withdrawal from 250 to 400 gallons per minute.

    [...]

    Nestle will now explore other options that could have a greater environmental impact on the area, such as constructing another water pipeline or using tanker trucks to transport extra water, she said.

    [...]


    Seems like the residents may have screwed themselves or just put off the inevitable for a short period of time.


    That said.
    **** you Nestle.
    Go to the ocean and create your own desalination plants for water.
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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.
    I applaud the people of Michigan for respecting their own water resources. Unlike people in Texas who were throwing their water away to fracking interests.
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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.
    Flints bad pipes and failure to treat their water properly has nothing to do with Nestle.
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    Re: Michigan Rejects Nestle's Request For More Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Flints bad pipes and failure to treat their water properly has nothing to do with Nestle.
    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.
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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.
    You are still connecting things which are not related to each other in reality.
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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.
    Hmmm, I suspect when people find out Nestle's bottled water comes from Michigan their sales will dry up.
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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.
    What's wrong with profit?

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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.
    That is not how our system works so your statement is false.
    They totally have the right to approve such without regard to Flint.
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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.
    Seriously, poor decisions regarding water in Flint have nothing to do with Nestle. Nor does fracking in Texas But politicians turning business away because of previous bad decisions by politicians does.

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