Pipes Have Been Illegally Extracting Water In California. The Company Behind It Is Being Sued For Drought Crimes

October 14, 2015

Campaign group The Story Of Stuff Project has just announced they will be pursuing legal action against Nestlé for illegally extracting groundwater in California for its Arrowhead bottled water brand, which has been a key contributor to the State's drought crisis.

Nestle To Be Sued For Californian Drought Crimes
The pipe Nestle is using to draw water from California public lands

Thanks to generous donations from a huge number of citizens, The Story Of Stuff Project was able to raise enough money to film a mini-documentary called "This Land Is Our Land." It tells the story of Nestlé's removal of millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest.

"While filming in southern California our team uncovered hard evidence that Nestlé has been operating outside the bounds of the law," The Story Of Stuff Project reports. "When Nestlé's permit to remove water expired 27 years ago, the U.S. Forest Service should have turned off the spigot. But instead, it has allowed Nestlé to continue operating unabated, in violation of the terms of its own permit.

"So to defend the public resources at stake we've joined with two great partners — Courage Campaign and the Center for Biological Diversity — to turn up the heat on Nestlé by filing a federal lawsuit challenging the company's illegal occupation of these public lands."

Watch the video below:

Credit: Sophie McAdam for TrueActivist.com.

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