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Robert
- 1431 days ago - act.credoaction.com
This is unbelievable. An investigation by the Desert Sun newspaper has revealed that the Nestlé corporation has been illegally pumping water out of a Southern California national forest for its bottled water with a permit that expired 27 years ago.



   

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Robert T (62)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 8:25 am
You would think that Care2 would have corrected the flaws in the titles being submitted. Well, here is the title and the entire petition:
Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Stop Nestlé’s Illegal Water Extraction
This is unbelievable. An investigation by the Desert Sun newspaper has revealed that the Nestlé corporation has been illegally pumping water out of a Southern California national forest for its bottled water with a permit that expired 27 years ago.1

That means for 27 years, Nestlé -- the largest bottled water producer in the world -- has been profiting by illegally extracting water in one of the most drought-stricken areas in the country, while the U.S. Forest Service -- who issues and oversees these permits -- has been totally asleep at the switch.

The Forest Service must immediately halt Nestlé’s water withdrawals and stop allowing corporate profiteering in the middle of California’s drought.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Stop Nestlé’s Illegal Water Extraction.

As the world’s leading bottled water producer, and owner of the Perrier and San Pellegrino brands, Nestlé already has a dismal track record on water conservation and human rights. In 2013, Nestlé was forced to back down after fighting a decision in Ontario, Canada, that would limit its water taking in times of severe drought. That same year, Nestlé’s CEO famously challenged the human right to water.
No wonder Nestlé has continued to transport water out of the San Bernardino National Forest despite the fact that its permit expired in 1988.

We don’t know how much water Nestlé has been extracting for private profit because in 2009 the company stopped submitting annual reports to local water districts about the groundwater it extracted for its bottled water.3 And furthermore, no agency currently monitors the amount of water Nestlé has been illegally extracting from the San Bernardino National Forest, or its environmental impact.

What we do know is that Nestlé is profiting handsomely by extracting water from public lands. In Sacramento, for example, Nestlé pays the same rates for water as average residential users, and then turns around and sells this water for literally thousands of times more than it pays.4

During a time of increasing drought, this lack of oversight and blatant profiteering at the expense of the public interest is simply inexcusable. Tell the U.S. Forest Service it must immediately stop giving Nestlé a free pass to take our water.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Stop Nestlé’s Illegal Water Extraction.

Thank you for your activism.
 

Sue H (7)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 9:07 am
Noted and signed. Nefarious Nestle Must be stopped.... Boycott~!!
 

Winn A (179)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 9:53 am
Signed
 

David C (80)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:23 am
signed, thank you, Robert!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:27 am
S+S-thx Robert
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:42 am
Robert....you MUST REMOVE any ' or " in the title....otherwise it comes out a mess.

I already signed via personal email.
 

fly bird (26)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:46 am
signed, thank you, Robert and Dandelion for the tip.
 

Robert B (60)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 11:08 am
Unethical and corrupt companies MUST be heal accountable. Gladly signed. I never buy Nestle products.
 

Terrie W (798)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 12:06 pm
Your action has been submitted. Signed and re-shared again, noted.
 

Vivian B (169)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 12:17 pm
They are taking water by the millions of gallons from a place that is restricting NORMAL CITIZENS from even watering their lawns? Disgracefully despicable! I never buy ANYTHING nestlé, (lower case intended)!
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 12:51 pm
Signed!!!!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 1:46 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Robert.
 

Angelika Kempter (96)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 2:30 pm
Thank you Robert-signed-
 

Terry King (113)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 3:32 pm
Done!
 

Robert B (60)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 5:16 pm
Unethical and corrupt companies MUST be HELD (not heal) accountable. Gladly signed. I never buy Nestle products. (Sorry about the typo)
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 5:58 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Gloria H (88)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 6:25 pm
signed. Nestle needs to be sued. Maybe class action by all us Californians who were robbed of water. Fine them big time, get their products out of school vending machines.
 

Shirley S (187)
Saturday April 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
N&S & I agree with Gloria H.
 

Darlene W (289)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 5:20 am
Noted and signed.
 

Thomas M (8)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 8:56 am
Why are they still there? This isn't just a simple little mistake. I am disappointed the USFS didn't catch it and am more than disturbed Nestle continued stealing water from the people. As an American taxpayer, I want to know what is going on with this NOW.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 10:23 am
Noted, signed and shared on FB. Thank you Robert!
 

Fran F (116)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 2:49 pm
Yet more criminal behavior from Nestle: stealing California's water during an extremely severe drought, with a permit that expired 27 years ago! Signed and noted with disgust. Thank you, Robert!
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 9:52 am
Signed
 
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