Nestle’s plans to build a water-bottling plant in northern California may uncork a lawsuit against the whole operation.
State Attorney General Jerry Brown threatened to sue the company unless it addresses problems he found in the project’s environmental impact report.
Nestle hopes to divert close to 200 million gallons of water per year from the McCloud River in Siskyou County, according to CBS13 in Sacramento.
“Nestle will face swift legal challenge if it does not fully evaluate the environmental impact of diverting millions of gallons of spring water from the McCloud River into billions of plastic water bottles,” Brown said.
Nestle, which already downsized its original project by half, agreed to conduct further studies on the local watershed and their plastic bottle production to prevent negative environmental impacts.
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CBS13, July 29, 2008