Bottled Water is Not an "Essential Public Service"

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Michigan's Court of Appeals has ruled that Nestle's water-bottling operation is not an "essential public service" in a case regarding building a pumping station in the township of Osceola. This is a huge step forward as many other cities and organizations in the state hope to stop Nestle's operation in Michigan for good.

“In the context of the larger question, ‘Who owns the water?’ – in this round, the state and public do, because selling containerized water for profit is simply private, not public,” Jim Olson told The Guardian. This ruling could lead to the state reconsidering permits that allow Nestle to draw from Michigan's watershed.

Read more at theguardian.com.

 

 

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