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Fact Sheets: WaterFact Sheets Count: 89
May 28, 2014
The Reading City Council is considering opening up the city’s water system to privatization.
December 18, 2013
Absurdly, proponents of shale gas development argue that pipelines can benefit landowners by providing new recreation areas and better habitat for wildlife.
December 17, 2013
American Water Works Company is the largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.
November 8, 2013
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District purchased the Felton water system from California American Water. American Water and other companies have tried to distort this successful public purchase to undermine other local buyout efforts. Communities should not heed these corporate scare tactics. Felton has benefited from local, public control of its water services.
August 5, 2013
￼The bottled water industry has generated demand for its product through marketing, persuading Americans that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water, even though the U.S. federal government requires more rigorous safety monitoring of municipal tap water than it does of bottled water.
July 30, 2013
Veolia Water North America is the largest private operator of municipal water and sewer systems in the United States, serving an estimated 10.5 million people in 32 states. Veolia Water North America is a fully owned subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, the world’s largest water corporation.
July 14, 2013
￼United Water is one of the largest private water companies in the United States, serving about 5.7 million people. The company is a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, the world’s second largest water corporation.
May 28, 2013
An extensive review of university research projects funded by “Big Oil” companies revealed insufficient academic control, a lack of peer review and undue industry influence in choosing research proposals.
April 23, 2013
Nestlé Waters is determined to build and operate a water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks, seeking to bottle and sell essential spring water resources.
October 15, 2012
No apueste a Wall Street: la financiarización de la naturaleza y el riesgo para nuestros bienes comunes
Con demasiada frecuencia, cuando un economista o banquero mira los bosques vírgenes o los ríos fluyendo libremente, no ve la naturaleza — ve “capital natural.” Este concepto promueve la idea de que a nuestros recursos naturales se les debe atribuir un valor y que deben administrarse bajo principios basados en el mercado de […]