Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

April 20, 2017

Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, in some places there is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market.
-Pope Francis Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

Say “No” to Increased Nestlé Water Withdrawals in Michigan

Nestlé Waters is proposing to more than double the amount of water it is taking at its White Pine Springs Site in Evart, Mich. The good news is that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is extending its deadline for public comment for the third time. The MDEQ says it needs additional information from Nestlé to develop a draft permit. Analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center suggests that the information Nestlé Waters presented with its permit application is inadequate and that there could be damaging impacts to area wetlands and protected species.

The public comment period has been extended until Friday, April 21. Click here to sign the petition TODAY asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to cancel this plan.

Did you Know...?
The IHM Leadership Council recently endorsed the HOW Coalition Sign-On Letter in Support of the Great Lakes. Go to the IHM Taking Action Page to learn more. 
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