Alliance for Democracy

Help us Protect our Water Next Tuesday!‏

Posted in Cascade Locks, Nestle by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on September 17, 2010

Nestle wants to build a bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, an effort which the Alliance for Democracy and many other anti-corporate power, environmental and human rights organizations oppose. 
 
Water is a Human Right and should not be privatized for corporate profit!
 
The effort to stop Nestle is being organized by Food and Water Watch.  See their webpage at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/private-vs-public/usa/nestle-cascade-locks/
 
They have organized a little action for us next Tuesday.  Please see detail below.
 
Just by way of a little more information,  Nestle does not want to bottle Cascade Locks’ water itself because they use ground water, not spring water. They have proposed an exchange of Cascade Lock water for water from Oxbox Creek located about 1 mile from Cascade Locks.  Oxbox Creek feeds the Oregon Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery.  Nestle must get the approval of OFAW before proceding with their plan and have been engaged in a year long test to determine that the fish can safely live and grow using Cascade Locks water.  Currently the OFAW has opened up a 30 day comment period which ends on Sept 30. 
All comments must be in writing and mailed to Water Resources Department; Attn: Transfer Section; 725 Summer St. NE, Suite A; Salem, OR 97301-1266. Reference transfer number 11109
 
Click here for an informative Oregonian article http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/09/nestle_bid_to_tap_into_cascade.html
 
David e. Delk, Alliance for Democracy – Portland Chapter, 503.232.5495



FLASH MOB
 
Tuesday, Sept 21
11:30 AM –  Meet at O”Bryant Square at SW 9th and Washington
12 Noon – MOB at Pioneer Square
 
Bring your friends!
 
Come out for our day of Action to support the 30 day public comment period for the Nestle water exchange
 
For more inf:  tparker@pdx.edu
Food and Water Water

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