Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Nestlé pumps drought-stricken taxpayers' water without a permit, sells it back to them

Via comment by Anonymous on Follow The Money: Hammon Ranch "Here is another area in CA in the south, same story different address, I will bet its a follow the money story. Some politician or banker or big pharma is getting richer."



Lawsuit: Forest Service sits on its hands for 27 years


It rained this past week in Southern California, an event so unusual lately that in Palm Springs, residents ran into the streets to enjoy the phenomenon of rainwater falling on their heads.

But in general, the Southland is dry as a bone and the state has imposed Draconian restrictions to preserve what little water is available. So it irks environmentalists to no end that the U.S. Forest Service continues to allow Nestlé to pump water from the San Bernardino National Forest and bottle it under its Arrowhead Springs label.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued the U.S. Forest Service Tuesday, noting that Nestlé's special-use permit expired in 1988, Courthouse News Service reported.

Nestlé, which reported $92 billion in revenue last year, has been pumping about 66,000 gallons a day through its Strawberry Creek pipeline, Palm Springs' Desert Sun newspaper reported.

$15 million

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