Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Laura Leavitt of the Courage Campaign, and I started a petition to Nestlé Headquarters, which says:
While the entire state is urged to conserve water and is facing mandatory water usage restrictions, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California's drought and selling it for profit.2
Since Nestlé's bottling plant—which extracts water for its Arrowhead and Pure Life brands—is located on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians' reservation, it is exempt from oversight by local water agencies and is able to keep information about its groundwater levels and usage confidential. Therefore, it's impossible to know just how much of the limited resource the plant is extracting to export and sell elsewhere. And to top it off, the bottling plant is located in one of the most drought-stricken areas of the state.
With a recent report showing that California has enough water to last the state only one more year, we must put an end to this madness at Nestlé before it's too late. Join us!
1. "California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought," The New York Times, April 2, 2015
2. "Nestlé called out for bottling, selling California water during drought," Reuters, April 2, 2015
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