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The Columbia Gorge at Cascade Locks is under the threat of corporate destruction. Nestle corporation has decided that they want to control the water. And the place where Nestle wants to put their bottling plant is at Cascade Locks.

A protest has been planned:
Tuesday, June 26th at 4pm
Terry Schrunk Plaza
Southwest Madison Street
Portland, OR 97204

It is vitally important that corporations do not corner the access to fresh water supplies. With this move in the Columbia Gorge and recent efforts in Michigan shows that Nestle is trying to access the largest freshwater sources. Not only will placing a manufacturing plant in this geological wonder cause a loss to our national wealth. It places precious resources in the hands of a corporation with a history of placing profits over not only people but the environment.

Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge Rally!
Tuesday, June 26th at 4pm

We need to tell Governor Kitzhaber: Either you stand with Oregonians or you stand with Nestlé!

Bark Hike April 2012Stand in solidarity with a diverse coalition of groups and over 30,000 Oregonians who are demanding that Kitzhaber protect our water from a Nestlé water bottling plant in the scenic Columbia River Gorge! Join us for activities for all ages, music, special guest speakers, to add your own message to our banner and much more.

Guest speakers include:

    Terry Swier – an activist involved with a group famous for fighting Nestlé’s damaging water bottling in Michigan.

    Jeff Cogan, Multnomah County Chair

    Sister Brigid Baumann, from Sisters of the Holy Names

    And locals from Cascade Locks and the Gorge who don’t want Nestlé bottling water in their backyard.

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There is a petition at the link below:
Water for Nestle’s facility would be taken from Oxbow Springs in the Mt. Hood National Forest and replaced with well water from the city of Cascade Locks.  They would pump over 160 million gallons of water annually to be bottled in wasteful plastic and sold at the astronomical price increase of 1500 percent.  This water exchange could threaten salmon and steel head species in the Columbia River and would set a bad precedent for water management in the state. Although the plant boasts job creation, Nestle refuses to commit any jobs that would be created to local residents, and the presence of a water plant in this scenic town could reduce its beauty and drive down revenue from tourism.  During tourist season residents of Cascade Locks could see a water truck coming through every eight minutes.  This, in addition to construction required for the plant will negatively impact the tourist economy for the gorge.
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H/T to Cedwyn:

Contact Us

If you have a question or comment about Nestlé Waters North America Inc., please feel free to send us a note at:

Nestlé Waters North America
Attention:  Media Contact
900 Long Ridge Road
Building 2
Stamford, CT 06902-1138

or call:

203-863-0111

Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Oregon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM PDT.

Also republished by PDX Metro.

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