Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
April 20, 2017
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.