Canada's regulatory process isn't designed to reject tar sands projects, but Teck's Frontier Mine is so appalling the government might actually say no to it.
A video posted on the Focus on Europe website looks at how “in Vittel, France, Nestlé is bottling so much spring water that the water table is sinking. Now, a pipeline kilometres long to bring water from another community is in the planning. Citizens and environmentalists are up in arms.”
The video describes how Nestlé fills more than 2 million bottles of mineral water a day after pumping it out of the Vittel spring, which is located underneath the village. Nestlé has been pumping water from the spring “en masse” since the 1960s.
An investigation shows groundwater levels have dropped dramatically in Vittel, and that industry consumption accounts for 50 per cent of all water use. To ensure local residents have enough water to live, the village is now looking to build a pipeline that will bring it in from a neighbouring community.
Vittel’s Mayor says that Nestlé can’t be shut down because there are “too many jobs at stake.”
People rallied outside the Maritimes Energy Association’s Core conference today in downtown Halifax, chanting ‘Water is Life’, holding signs and banners, and passing out leaflets to passersby and conference participants and they left for the day.
Canadian and American negotiators came to agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or NAFTA 2.0.
First, the good news. Thanks to Council of Canadians supporters fighting for trade that is truly fair, together over the last year we pushed relentlessly for and won two significant changes in this new deal: