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Nestle Can Keep Piping Water From National Forest, Despite Permit That Is 28 Years Out of Date

Business  (tags: Nestle Waters, Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, San Bernardino National Forest, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal, lawsuit, Forest Service, Center for Biological Diversity, Courage Campaign Institute, DOJ )

- 999 days ago -
A federal judge has ruled that a permit allowing Nestle to pipe water out of the San Bernardino National Forest is valid.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday September 23, 2016, 1:04 am
Shared to spread awareness.
How can a judge allow an out-of-date permit to be valid.
If this was a driving license it would have been blown out of court. . .

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday September 23, 2016, 1:07 am

Judy C (91)
Friday September 23, 2016, 1:23 am
Yes, Darren, that really is outrageous. The article states:

"The ruling, issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal, states that Nestle's permit remains valid because the company's predecessor reached out to the Forest Service about obtaining a new one and never got a response from the agency."

"Instead, the Forest Service just let Nestle keep piping water out of the Strawberry Creek watershed, which is north of San Bernardino in the national forest. Pipes take the water to a roadside holding tank, then it is driven to a bottling plant in Ontario so it can be sold as Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water. Forest Service officials have said Nestle pays an annual permitting fee of $524 for permission to run its pipeline. The company piped an estimated 36 million gallons from the forest in 2015."

I'd say that's a pretty good deal for Nestlé. As the author points out, corporations get to play by completely different rules of the rest of us.

Animae C (509)
Friday September 23, 2016, 4:18 am
Dang outrageous DISGRACE!!!!

Ben O (128)
Friday September 23, 2016, 4:57 am
All I have to say is this; -Screw Nestlé!

JL A (281)
Friday September 23, 2016, 3:51 pm
This one really got to me...thanks for posting Judy

Judy C (91)
Friday September 23, 2016, 11:22 pm
This is very bad news for the residents of California. I hear you, JL.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 12:15 am
So, judges of America, you'd let someone keep performing their job, even though their license was out of date; does that apply also to your ability to judge?

Reshared over social media.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 3:43 am
The idea that 28 years in inaction on the Forest Service’s part is considered reasonable, and perfectly fine with the court, is outrageous.

More than outrageous - I'd say the Judge should be removed. I bet some money exchanged hands, wouldn't be the first time a Judge was bought off.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 5:28 am
Public health should be of priority

Janet B (0)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 1:20 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 1:22 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
Nearly unbelievable that the judge ruled for Nestle. Or is it? Have judicial rulings like this just become the status quo? This must not be allowed to stand without protest.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 1:28 pm
Amazing what the judges allow that are illegal. How they keep their jobs. I'll never understand. Thanks Judy

Kate K (215)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 1:29 pm
Bog companies have lots of money and so too often they get their way.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 3:26 pm
Reshared over social media.

This essentially shows us all how money and power corrupts and controls everything.

Were ANY judge to look over an ordinary everyday citizen's "papers" and find ANYTHING out of date, they would be called out on it.

Lenore K (0)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 3:59 pm

Judy C (91)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 8:26 pm
Corruption certainly must play a role in this, it is so blatant.

Doris F (19)
Sunday September 25, 2016, 3:00 am
noted, thank you Judy

Freya H (345)
Sunday September 25, 2016, 10:06 am
[Bleep] you, Nestle! I am doing my best to avoid buying anything from them. Boycott their products, pester the proper legislators, and spread the news, y'all.

fly bird (26)
Sunday September 25, 2016, 11:15 am
Noted, thank you

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday September 25, 2016, 4:26 pm
Nestle sucks, and there so much corruption in this government because the oligarchs rule.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday September 26, 2016, 12:03 am
Reshared over social media to spread awareness.

Roger G (148)
Friday September 30, 2016, 8:35 am
noted, thanks
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