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Concerned that precious California water is going out of state during the state's ongoing drought, several dozen protesters were at the Nestle bottling plant in south Sacramento Wednesday to urge the company to cease bottling water.
Protesters demonstrate outside a Nestle bottling plant and deliver a petition demanding the company halt water bottling in in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water use. Rough Cut (no reporter narration
Protesters delivered petitions with more than 500,000 signatures to Nestle in California demanding the company stop water bottling operations in the state wrought with drought.
Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water in California
Petition carrying 500,000 signatures delivered to Sacramento and Los Angeles water bottling facilities as state suffers through fourth straight year of drought
Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the progressive Courage Campaign, praised Brown for “returning California’s budget to financial stability and fiscal sanity,” but called for the governor “to make even bolder investments in California.”
Several weeks ago, the group — called the Courage Campaign — called for the State Water Resources Control Board to step in and close the bottling operations, with its executive director, Eddie Kurtz, saying packaging the water and selling it is not a good use of the state’s water. That call came on the heels of criticism across the state that Nestle and other big businesses in industries that tap the state’s water need to do more to cut back.
Amid California's awful drought, news of Lennar's spraying of fresh water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir brought sharp criticism from groups such as the Association of California Water Agencies, Clean Water Action and the Courage Campaign.
More Californians are questioning why giant bottled-water sellers continue to tap the state’s dwindling water supply during the worst drought in state history and are pressuring big retailers to stop using the scarce resource. Courage Campaign, a non-profit online advocacy group, has collected more than 35,000 signatures to stop Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, from sourcing water for its Great Value brand from Sacramento’s water supply.


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