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Florida moves to charge companies who bottle state’s water

Florida moves to charge companies who bottle state’s water

In Florida, Democratic State Rep. Franklin Sands has filed a bill to “collect a modest fee from bottled water companies that derive extravagant profits for the privilege of pumping millions of gallons of water daily from Florida’s springs and other...

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November 30, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics
Nestle soaked in water controversy around the world

Nestle soaked in water controversy around the world

Why do people hate Nestle? Why are people in Chaffee County up in arms over a water deal that in the overall scheme of things […]...

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August 19, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
Nestle water deal rained down cash on key Chaffee County locals

Nestle water deal rained down cash on key Chaffee County locals

The Nestle corporation plan to tap the Arkansas River Basin in Chaffee County for its "Arrowhead Springs" mineral water product will make the company hefty profits. Unsurprisingly, the deal has already generated significant cash for a small group of locals...

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August 12, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Nestle OK’d to turn Arkansas River springs into bottled water product

Nestle OK’d to turn Arkansas River springs into bottled water product

Chaffee County Tuesday afternoon issued a notice to Nestle that it could proceed with its plan to pump millions of gallons of water from springs next to the Arkansas River and cart it to Denver for bottling under the...

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July 27, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Aurora may not have right to sell water to Nestle

Aurora may not have right to sell water to Nestle

Last year, the city of Aurora made a deal to lease 65 million gallons of water to Nestle. In making the deal, the city council moved against the city's culture of water conservation, bypassed the Aurora Citizen Water Committee,...

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June 25, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Nestle to begin draining millions of gallons of Arkansas River water

Nestle to begin draining millions of gallons of Arkansas River water

If things go according to plan, in about a month someone at Nestle Waters North America will turn a valve and water will begin running out of a pipeline near Buena Vista and will splash into an empty 8,000-gallon tanker...

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June 16, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Proposed geothermal lease in Chaffee County has residents steamed

Proposed geothermal lease in Chaffee County has residents steamed

Colorado is no stranger to controversial energy extraction, with its perpetual tussles over oil, gas and uranium mining. Now Chaffee County is seeing a battle […]...

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November 19, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
News Nuggets, 19 August 2009: Chaffee County gave away the water

News Nuggets, 19 August 2009: Chaffee County gave away the water

Dug up fresh, daily. AWAY WENT THE WATER: The good news is that citizens made a stand. The bad news is that today they lost. […]...

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August 19, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
In Arkansas Valley, online news sites challenge print stagnation

In Arkansas Valley, online news sites challenge print stagnation

LEADVILLE — For roughly a year now, news and information websites have been slowly emerging to cater to the residents of the Arkansas Valley, the scenic stretch running along the Sawatch and Collegiate ranges, southwest of Denver. The new sites...

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July 28, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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