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Forum Post: San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay

Posted 2 years ago on March 22, 2015, 10:44 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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San Diego authorities filed a lawsuit on Monday against the agrichemical giant Monsanto, accusing the corporation of polluting the city's bay with carcinogenic chemicals that are so dangerous to human health they were banned in the U.S. more than 30 years ago. As the San Diego Reader notes, the city's lawsuit charges that "the risks did not deter Monsanto from trying to protect profits and prolong the use of PCB compounds such as Aroclor, as shown in a report from an ad hoc committee that Monsanto formed in 1969."

When has the risk of harming human, animal or environmental health ever deterred Monsanto? War with Nature is their business.

READ: http://www.commondreams.org/…/san-diego-sues-monsanto-pollu…

READ: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/…/ticker-monsanto-pay-damagi…/#

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[-] 5 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

also... unrelated ... don't have time to wait two hours to make another post ....

Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names. By Dan Bacher for IndyMedia | March 20, 2015

Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names. By Dan Bacher for IndyMedia | March 20, 2015

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge.

The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought.

The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

A coalition of environmentalists, Native Americans and other concerned people announced the press conference will take place at March 17 at 5 p.m. at new Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento.

The coalition will release details of a protest on Friday, March 20, at the South Sacramento Nestlé plant designed to “shut down” the facility. The coalition is calling on Nestlé to pay rates commensurate with their enormous profit, or voluntarily close down.

more>>> http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestle-continues-stealing-worlds-water-during-drought/203544/

[-] 6 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

350 Responds to Gov. Brown’s Water Crisis Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2015 Contact: Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784

In response to an announcement by California Governor Jerry Brown on the state’s water crisis, 350.org’s Linda Capato issued the following statement:

“California can’t spend its way out of a water crisis any more than it can frack its way out of the climate crisis. More money is as much besides the point as shorter showers, when such a huge portion of this problem comes from Sacramento’s willingness to let oil companies pour millions of gallons of fresh water down holes across our state in exchange for crude. If Governor Brown was truly serious about doing more than nibbling around the edges of the water crisis, step one would be obvious: place an immediate moratorium on fracking in our state, and prevent the pollution of more than 2 million gallons of fresh water per day.”

http://350.org/press-release/350-responds-to-gov-browns-water-crisis-announcement/?utm_content=buffer1ac4f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

That should be considered a crime against humanity considering California may only have ONE YEAR of water left!

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Some good news------El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/29670-el-salvador-farmers-successfully-defy-monsanto