Terms searched: Nestle Waters of North America
1 May 2021 SACRAMENTO CA
Company alleged to continue pumping operations in violation of expired permits and California state law.
23 Nov 2020 LANSING MI
Michigan environmental regulators under Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have upheld a controversial permit granted to Nestle Waters North America under the previous Republican administration that allows the company to increase the amount of groundwater it extracts for bottling. Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), has dismissed an administrative appeal seeking to overturn Nestle’s extraction permit in an administrative case originally filed by a conservation group and a Michigan tribe.
17 Jun 2020 VEVEY, Switzerland
Bottled water giant Nestle has announced a new strategic direction for its water bottling business to focus on “functional” water (mineral, vitamin, etc) and high-end international brands (eg San Pellegrino and Perrier). The decision, announced 11 June, includes potential acquisitions to grow this category as well as dispositions, including a majority of its contentious North American waters business...
1 Apr 2019 NEW HAVEN CT, United States
A United States federal judge has allowed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in 8 states to proceed against Nestle Waters North America. The claimants assert that Nestle deceived consumers by labelling its Poland Spring bottled water as being “100% Natural Spring Water.”Selling over 1 billion gallons of Poland Spring per annum, Nestle Waters has re-asserted that the water is “100 percent natural spring water” and argues that there is no fraud as the bottled spring water meets various state requirements...
18 Feb 2019 PHOENIX, AZ
Nestle has announced the immediate closure of a bottling plant in Phoenix, Arizona, US which only opened in 2016. The company’s factory manager cited increased competition as the reason behind the decision, while the plant has previously attracted criticism for extraction of water from a notably dry, desert geography...
10 Dec 2018 NEW YORK NY
Activists have pushed to ban bottled water due to concerns over plastic bottles' wastefulness and pollution. Companies have been criticized for paying minimal fees to communities where they source water. "The challenges, I think they are real," Fernando Mercé, the president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, said of the backlash against bottled water...
24 Nov 2018 FLINT MI
Nestle Waters North America says it's working on a new bottled water commitment for Flint even as it's criticized for promoting what it's done to date. The announcement comes as Nestle is hearing criticism for new radio and television ads that began airing last week in Flint and other markets across the state.
1 Nov 2018 EDINBURGH, Scotland
The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) held its third annual Global Water Stewardship Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland this week, reporting growth in uptake of its Water Stewardship Certification and an expanding membership base.AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector...
7 Jun 2018 LANSING MI
A permit allowing Nestle to boost the amount of groundwater it pumps in the US state of Michigan has been formally challenged. The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) filed a May 31 petition to contest the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit in state court.MCWC, which previously sued Nestle over its water withdrawals in Michigan, claims the state did not follow the law when it conditionally approved Nestle's bid to withdrawal more water from a well drawing from a spring aquifer in Osceola County...
26 Apr 2018 LANSING MI
A group is trying to stop Nestle Waters North America Inc. from pumping more western Michigan groundwater for its Ice Mountain brand. Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation says Wednesday that it's preparing a petition for a contested case against Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, which approved Nestle's application to remove 400 gallons of water per minute from an Osceola Township aquifer...
4 Apr 2018 LANSING MI
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a controversial permit Monday for Nestlé Waters North America to increase the amount of water it withdraws from the state’s groundwater table from 250 gallons a minute to 400 gallons. Despite vehement opposition to the permit from residents in Osceola County, where the Nestle well is located, and water activists across the state, the DEQ said the permit met the requirements of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...