If there is one company in the world which illustrates both unbridled corporate greed and a complete lack of human compassion, it is Nestlé. They have gone all over the world appropriating public water resources for themselves in order to make profits to benefit their rich shareholders. Nestlé has even publicly stated their position that water is not a human right, which is absurd, because without water people die. Water is life, and Nestlé’s position is like saying people have no right to live.
Nestlé lawyers unload a barrage of procedural motions and unnecessary legal briefs to prevent having “its water rights” violated.
The U.S. Forest Service has failed to stop Nestle from stealing millions of gallons of California's rapidly vanishing groundwater
This is the same Nestlé corporation whose chairman condemned the UN for the ridiculously "extremist idea that drinking water is a human right"
Republicans, and their wealthy owners in the oil, coal, and chemical industry, particularly do not believe that any American warrants clean, non-toxic drinking water, and on Thursday Republicans in the Senate took an important step to make sure at least a third of the American population will lose access to what decent human beings believe is one of the most basic human rights; clean water.
To make matters that much worse, the over 2 million gallons of toxic water the oil and gas industry disposes of daily is pumped into the aquifer and poisons the diminishing underground supply at an alarming rate; so much so that well over a hundred (at last count) drinking-water wells have been shut down by state water regulators and the EPA due to oil waste-water contamination.
For several California cities, that corporate greed is finally paying dividends, and not the good kind, leaving them without water.