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Fact Sheets: Water

Fact Sheets Count: 88
December 18, 2013
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Fracking Infrastructure is Carving Up Pennsylvania

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: a Corporate Profile

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

An Overview of the Successful Public Purchase of the Felton Water System

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

Take Back the Tap: Bottled Water Wastes Resources and Money

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
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Veolia Water North America: A Corporate Profile

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: A Corporate Profile

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
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Frackademia

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

Keep a Nestlé Water Bottling Plant Out of the Columbia River Gorge

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 [...]

September 6, 2012

Private Equity, Public Inequity: The Public Cost of Private Equity Takeovers of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Investment bankers and other major financial players are increasingly interested in taking control of water and sewer services across the United States. Private equity vehicles are armed with more than $100 billion for infrastructure worldwide. Although most deals in the U.S. water utility market have involved existing private sector companies, a number of fund managers anticipate that the ongoing fiscal crisis will drive some governments to privatize their water infrastructure. To make that prediction a reality, major financial interests are backing various government proposals that facilitate privatization and private investment bankers and other major financial players are increasingly interested in taking control of water and sewer services across the United States. Private equity vehicles are armed with more than $100 billion for infrastructure worldwide. Although most deals in the U.S. water utility market have involved existing private sector companies, a number of fund managers anticipate that the ongoing fiscal crisis will drive some governments to privatize their water infrastructure. To make that prediction a reality, major financial interests are backing various government proposals that facilitate privatization and private financing of public infrastructure.

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