How much do you think 100 million gallons of fresh water is worth?
You'd probably guess a bit more than $200 -- the amount the State authorities in Evart, Michigan are considering charging Nestlé for a permit that doubles the amount of groundwater it can take to bottle and sell at a massive profit.
Already, over 275,000 of us signed the petition to The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reject this deal, but with just weeks to go before they make their final decision, we need to ramp up our fight urgently. Right now, the government is taking public comments on Nestlé’s proposed plan, and are about to start running public hearings across the state.
We’re going to stop this deal, but we need your help to pack the hearings, get funds to local grassroots groups leading the fight, and run hard-hitting targeted ads across the state.
Will you chip in to stop Nestlé's plan for Michigan's water?
No one fights and wins against Nestlé’s greedy water grabs like SumOfUs members. We just scored a massive victory against Nestlé in Canada! Thanks to SumOfUs members' support we were able to blanket the airwaves in Guelph, Ontario with hard-hitting ads to convince the Premier to stop Nestlé -- and she listened.
Thanks to you we were also able to support Wellington Water Watchers, the local group leading the fight against Nestlé.
And we’ve helped do the same from California and in Oregon -- where the tiny county of Hood River, Oregon stopped Nestlé in its tracks.
If enough of us chip in now, you better believe we can stop this giveaway, too.
Nestlé is already the largest owner of private water sources in Michigan, and we’re not about to let go unchallenged.
If you’re wondering why Nestlé keeps getting so much from the state government for so little, we have a little theory: the water-guzzling corporation has deep ties to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office. And Deb Muchmore, the head spokesperson for Nestlé Michigan, is married to Governor Snyder’s former chief of staff.
We don’t have long to act.
Will you chip in to stop Nestlé?