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The Oregon Water Resources Department is accepting public comment until June 30th regarding a new water transfer that would be a big step forward for Nestlé and a huge step backward for the people of Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has submitted this new water transfer application so that it can be then sold to Nestlé.
I have blogged about the undeniable problems (here, here, and here) with Nestlé’s attempts to move into Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge. There are no real benefits to be gained by allowing Nestlé to move forward in their plan to bottle Oregon’s water and so much to lose.
I urge you, even if you signed the petition to encourage the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife not to move forward with the water exchange, even if you already submitted public testimony, or even if you haven’t taken a position on this issue yet – this is the time to act.
The wonderful folks over at Food & Water Watch have made it incredibly easy to submit a message to the Director at The Oregon Water Resources Department. Just click here and enter your zip code to be taken to a drafted message to urge a denial of the water exchange proposed in transfer application #11249. Add your own comments and send it off.
Please submit your comment by June 30th. Oregon needs you to take action today to preserve this precious resource for generations to come.