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US Forest Service Sued for Letting Nestlé Bottle California Forest Water Without Permit

US Forest Service Sued for Letting Nestlé Bottle California Forest Water Without Permit

Nestlé has been drawing water out of a national forest in California for three decades without a permit

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service

Three environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the United States Forest Service for allowing Nestlé to draw water from a national forest in California, using a permit that expired in 1988.

Nestlé, which has continued to draw water from California despite a severe drought, has been the subject of much public scrutiny for its actions, particularly after Nestlé’s CEO Tim Brown said that, instead of ceasing operations, his company would draw even more water if it were possible to do so.

“If I stop bottling water tomorrow, people would buy another brand of bottled water,” the mercenary CEO said at the time.

The lawsuit, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Story of Stuff Project, and the Courage Campaign Institute, accused the Forest Service of violating federal law by permitting the company to continue operations without the proper permits. A series of investigations by The Desert Sun also found that the Forest Service consistently failed to follow through on necessary permit reviews that would have required an environmental study.

“Right now, it really feels like the primary emphasis is letting Nestlé take water,” said Rachel Doughty, a Berkeley-based environmental lawyer representing the Courage Campaign Institute and the Story of Stuff Project.

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Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Court Sides With US Forest Service, Allows Nestle To Continue Bottling Water From San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists who sued the U.S. Forest Service claiming the agency was letting Nestle bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal said Tuesday that the permit by Nestle Waters North America is still valid.

The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued last year to halt bottling operations unless a new permit is obtained. The groups claimed the ongoing drought and bottling operation were affecting birds and other wildlife.

Environmentalists say they are disappointed with the ruling.

Nestle, which bottles the water under the Arrowhead brand name, wasn’t a party to the case. In a statement, the company says it’s pleased with the decision and noted it has been “sustainably” bottling water in the area for over 100 years.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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