Environmentalist responds to Nestle's withdrawal of its appeal of new bottled water rules




Nestlé Waters Canada has backed away from a battler with Ontario environmental groups and will now face water restrictions during times of drought. On Tuesday, the company withdrew its appeal to the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. The tribunal was set to hear arguments, brought by environmental groups, about whether the company should face water restrictions.

Yesterday we spoke  with Mike Nagy, Chair of the Wellington Water Watchers, one of the groups that brought the case to the tribunal's attention.  He explained why his group opposed a for-profit company receiving exemptions from water taking rules.

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This is not the first time that Nestle has encountered push back from concerned environmental groups.

Jim Olson is an environmental lawyer in Michigan. 

He spent ten years fighting Nestlé in court. Mr. Olson represented the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation. The group was concerned that the government was not doing enough to control Nestlé's water taking practices in the state. 

In his interview with Carol, he recounts the battle that his group eventually won.
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