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JL
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Think your public water's safe from the grip of greedy global water privateers? Think again. At this moment, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, is facing down international water-giant Veolia



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JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:37 am
Stop the water grab in the U.S.!

Think your public water’s safe from the grip of greedy global water privateers? Think again.

At this moment, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, is facing down international water-giant Veolia. Hit hard by the recession, St. Louis’s public water systems are at risk of a corporate takeover. But the people of St. Louis are having none of it. There’s an energized coalition organizing on the ground to halt Veolia’s expansion attempts.

But it’s not just St. Louis. The privateer is targeting struggling municipalities around the country. Your city could be next.

Your voice can make a real difference in this effort to ensure our most essential shared resource—water—stays in the hands of the people. Organized grassroots actions like this have an impact. Mobilized communities have protected public water systems in cities from New Orleans to Stockton, California.

Take action: Call on the St. Louis Board of Estimate and Apportionment, including St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, to vote NO on the Veolia contract at the next board meeting on February 20th.


Petitioning St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment
St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment: Say No to Veolia in St. Louis

Petition by

St. Louis Dump Veolia


St. Louis Board of Estimate & Apportionment (which is comprised of Mayor Francis Slay, Comptroller Darlene Green, and Aldermanic President Lewis Reed) is considering hiring the toxic company, Veolia, to consult on water management issues. Veolia is the multinational French company infamous for:

environmental degradation; labor abuses; privatization of water; embezzlement, bribery, fraud; and discrimination and support of illegal settlements in Palestine.

St. Louis wants clean, affordable, safe and public water. We want St. Louis to dump Veolia.
To:
St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment
Say no to Veolia in St. Louis.

We want St. Louis to reject a proposed city water contract with Veolia, the multinational company infamous for:

environmental degradation;
labor abuses;
privatization of water;
embezzlement, bribery and fraud;
discrimination and support of illegal settlements in Palestine.

St. Louis wants clean, affordable, safe and public water. St. Louis says dump Veolia.

Sincerely,
[Your name]
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:04 am
water should NOT be a commodity for profit....anywhere, anytime......
 

Sara W. (110)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:28 am
Signed.
 

Thomas P. (459)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:29 am
Noted and signed...thanks J.L.
 

Brian M. (143)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:09 am
Access to clean, drinkable water should be a human right, NOT a commodity owned and sold for the profit of toxic corporations such as Veolia. Signed.
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:36 am
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Edwin M. (366)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:52 am
One more place for greed to raise it's ugly head
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:24 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:27 pm
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Mike M. (53)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:18 pm
N&S
 

Christina Carlson (15)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:34 pm
Thank you and signed. To me, the privatization of water is one of the most critical issues we face at this point in history. Water privatization is currently killing innocents who cannot afford access to corporate-owned, non-contaminated water. And who is contaminating our non-infinite water supply? Why the very same corporations purchasing water rights from under the people subsistent upon the land on which the water resides. This is one of the worst, most inhumane forms of theft as it turns an essential means of supporting life into another tool for profit. If we allow water privatization to continue unabated, we might as well start a queue for air tanks next.
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:40 pm
Thank you for your eloquent presentation of the fundamental issues involved Christina!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:06 pm
noted / can't sign now, will try later
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:10 pm
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John B. (215)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:56 pm
Thanks J.L. for posting this here on C2NN. Signed earlier today through a link I received in an email alert. Noted
 

Gwynethrose F. (12)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:01 pm
Water is going to be the next resource which is going to be priced out of existence of the hands of the people, much like petroleum has been already.
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:07 pm
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Angelika R. (143)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:10 pm
Signed! As Brian said-it IS a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:26 pm
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Christopher M. (4)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:54 pm
Save water drink diet Coke
 

Christopher M. (4)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:56 pm
Anweiser Busch had clean water in cans I think after a flood.... pretty good idear
 

Joe R. (195)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:14 pm
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:19 pm
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Terry V. (30)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:48 pm
S&N
 

JL A. (269)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:51 pm
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Judy C. (106)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:46 pm
Water should never, ever be privatized! Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:48 am
water is a resource...for all
 

Jaime A. (31)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:59 am
Done.
 

Jaime A. (31)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:01 am
What next the air we breathe come on people only 244 sign more needed.!!
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:27 am
noted
 

Hugo L. (281)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thanks JL!
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed AND SENT.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:14 pm
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Lord Wolfen (8)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:01 pm
Water Rights should not be for sale.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:29 pm
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Birgit W. (135)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:31 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:56 pm
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Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:38 am
Previously signed. Well it certainly does, or better, put hydraulic despotism back into the American conversation. Firstly Americans have already lost a lot of the battle when they stopped using their brains, not a big surprise, and bought hook, line and sinker the Corporate for profit PR Bull Shit and began paying 200-1200 times the value of tap water for bottled water. And in most cases the Bottled water is nothing but tap water with or without extra filtering. Now you can add to the bottle as pacifier imbecility the plain and simple fact that in Texas during a record drought with crops and animals being lost 40% of all the Texas Ground Water was being used to produce and process Petroleum products. Add to that the American stupidity of creating, maintaining and growing Pleasure/Leisure/Recreation Centers in the Desert, Las Vegas, Reno..., at the expense of those up-stream and down. Fracking and Nuclear Reactors use and reomove from the water cycle massive amounts of water for corporate profit.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:57 am
Thanks for reminding us of all the other impacts on water supplies in the US Lloyd! You cannot currently send a star to LLOYD because you have done so within the last week
 

Kerstin S. (297)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:50 am
signed, access to water is basic right
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:37 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, J.L.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 3:56 pm
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Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:56 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment: Say No to Veolia in St. Louis"
 

Shirley B. (5)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:54 pm
Water is an inalienable human right not for privatization, fracking or any other tawdry and greedy use. When will they learn that our existence relies on water, bees, etc.,etc., etc----ad ifinitum.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
Sorry, it is infinitum. and yes I signed it . Some things make me so mad my fingers get too angry to spell rignt.
 

JL A. (269)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:05 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Shirley because you have done so within the last week.
 
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