Update on Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

We filed an action in Butte County on May 17, 2018 with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  


Nestle: Bottling water in drought-hit California

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Under: Drought

Nestle extracted 36 million gallons of water from a national forest in California last year to sell as bottled water, even as Californians were ordered to cut their water use because of an historic drought in the state.

And the permit Nestle that uses to operate its water pipeline in the San Bernardino national forest costs just $524 a year.

That rankles some residents and environmental groups who want the US government to cut off Nestle's access to the water until an environmental study can be conducted.

Nestle has the legal rights to the water, and Arrowhead water has been bottled from springs here since 1894.

Yet the firm's permit to operate this seven mile pipeline in the mountains expired in 1988, though since it pays its yearly $524, the licence is still considered valid by the US Forest Service and by Nestle.

However, activists consider the permit expired and the US government is now reviewing Nestle's license. A public comment period has just closed and this month a federal hearing will consider the legality of the permit.

"The forest service should protect the forest," says Amanda Frye, a local resident who's becoming known as a water rights activist. "A healthy forest produces a healthy population of people. We need the forest."

In : Drought 

Tags: california  national forest  water  drought  legal rights  permit 


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