Locus Focus on 04/16/12
NESTLE IN THE GORGE
In late February the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) issued the first set of permits necessary to facilitate Nestlé’s proposal to take and bottle water in the Columbia River Gorge. This decision came despite overwhelming public opposition to the plan. Now opponents are taking the next steps to prevent Nestle's Cascade Locks bottled water facility from becoming a reality. Why are so many people opposed to this bottled water plant? What impact will diverting water from Oxbow Spring, a pristine stream in the Columbia Gorge, have on fish and wildlife habitat? On this episode of Locus Focus we speak with Julia DeGraw, Northwest Organizer with Food & Water Watch, one of the groups spearheading the campaign to stop Nestle from bottling Oregon's public water for private profit.
To learn more about the campaign to stop Nestle from building a bottled water facility in the Columbia Gorge and what you can do to stop it, check out: http://keepnestleout.wordpress.com/