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|Subject: Happening Now: Nestle Water Bottling Plant Protest in South Sacramento & More Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:17 pm|| |
Happening Now: Nestle Water Bottling Plant Protest in South Sacramento & More
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2015 by Light Worker 29501
Light Worker 29501:
Originally posted on FOX40:
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- While California is experiencing its worst drought, ever, Nestle continues to bottle 400 million gallons of water a year. People are protesting!
Protesters are trying to stop operations at the Nestle Water Bottling Plant off Florin-Perkins Road. Demonstrators gathered as early as 4:30 a.m. to stand up against the company’s water practices.
Water activists are arguing that the facility is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers while the state is in a drought.
The Nestle plant manager, Shawn Edmondson, tells FOX40 they are also concerned about the drought.
“We are also a regulated facility. So anything that comes from the water board or the city of Sacramento, we will comply,” Edmondson says.
Authorities are investigating a deadly accident in Rocklin. Around 1:30 a.m. officers say a woman was crossing the street on Rocklin Road near Granite Drive when she was hit by a car.
The victim died shortly after.
Authorities say the driver was an off-duty Rocklin police officer, and was…
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