Monthly Archives: December 2011

Meeting With Governor Kitzhaber

On November 8th, 2011, Food & Water Watch and a coalition of groups met with the governor’s Department of Natural Resources staff to discuss Nestlé’s intention to build a water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks and to unveil the findings of the economic study on the issue. Food & Water Watch commissioned Ecotrust to conduct an economic study on the potential impacts from Nestlé’s proposal to build a water bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge. In the meeting, Food & Water Watch and our allies succeeded in setting a deadline of the end of the year for Governor Kitzhaber to stop Nestlé. Armed with the new information from the study, along with massive grassroots support on our side, we hope that is enough to convince the governor to say no to Nestlé.

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Celebrating Our Activists’ November Contribution

November was a fantastic month for us here at Food and Water Watch, and it’s largely because of supporters like YOU! We would like to take a moment to thank and celebrate our coalition of groups and activists continuing the fight to Keep Nestlé Out of The Gorge. It is with everyone’s support to keep Nestlé’s hand off of Oregon’s water that we are on the cusp of a potential victory. Governor Kitzhaber has until the end of the month to stop Nestlé – but more on that in the next post. For now here’s a quick rundown of activists we would like to celebrate:

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