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May 18, 2017 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder, Michigan is in a crisis of water policy and law. This crisis requires your intervention and leadership now. This week in Detroit an additional 18,000 homes will be added to the already 20,000 plus homes disconnected from the Detroit water…

Lanphar#1-12 Injection Well in Addison Gas Field in Oakland County (Addison Twp) and borders Macomb County (Bruce Twp) ACTION: Please write a “COMMENT” by Letter, Email, or Fax BY: Wednesday, May 17 at midnight TO: Anna Miller U.S. EPA, Water Division, UIC Branch (WU-16J) 77 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60604-3590 Email: Miller.Anna@nullepa.gov Fax: 312-697-…

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI — In 1990, a helicopter patrol spotted a patch of oil on the ground about a mile south of Millecoquins Lake near Engadine. The oil was from Enbridge Line 5, which had spilled 630 gallons through a pinhole… http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/enbridge_line_5_spill_history.html

Below is a copy of a letter written by a MCWC Board member.  It summarizes the many concerns MCWC has about this proposed Potash mining operation in Heresy, MI.  Please feel free to share your concerns with DEQ Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) Director Harold R. Fitch. His email address is fitchh@nullmichigan.gov   Subject:…

ACTION: Click on link, let your MI state representative know you support House Resolution 0061 urging the Governor and the DEQ to reject Nestlé Waters’ application to more than double water-taking at its Evart pumping station. http://act.freshwaterfuture.org/page/speakout/nestl-waters-resolution

Press Release: April 21, 2017 Today is the final day for public comment on the Nestle permit application to increase water withdrawal at the PW 101 well in Osceola Township in Evart from 150 gpm to 400 gpm. Final comments must be in by 5:00. It is still unclear if the increase to 250 gpm…

Potash Mine in Hersey Nestlé is not the only “large water taker” near Evart, Michigan. Six miles southwest of Nestlé’s opération, Michigan Potash Company (MPC) is seeking permits to drill 11 injection-wells for a proposed large-scale potash solution-mining venture. The company would pump huge quantities of fresh water into deep salt formations to dissolve the…

Thank you to Jamie Lewis Hedges (aNovelEcho.com) for filming and producing this video. And many thanks to MCWC’s committee, Osceola Water Protectors, who have researched and live with this THREAT to the Muskegon River Watershed. Read more about the Potash Mine in Hersey, Michigan and PLEASE take an ACTION to oppose this venture.

Detroit City Council Health & Safety Committee’s Public Hearing: U.S. Ecology Hazardous Waste Facility Say no to the 10X expansion! Say no radioactive waste in Detroit! Speak out and be heard! Monday, 24 April 2017 – 10am 13th floor (#1340) Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit (See flier attached) ***** Celebrate Earth…

One of the surprising things about Detroit’s diminishing population is how many people claim to know exactly what to blame for the dwindling number of residents. And yet the driving forces are so numerous as to defy definition: high taxes, poor schools, out-of-control crime, unresponsive city government, corruption, pollution, hostility from Lansing, and many more.…

The DEQ Public Hearing will take place on April 12, 2017 at the Ferris State University Center. This hearing is for Nestlé’s permit for an increase in water taking from the White Pine Springs Well 101 in Osceola Township, Osceola County. The permit was originally for 150 gallons per minute (gpm), increased without public notification…

Now is the time for leadership from Governor Snyder to halt the permit for Nestlé to increase their water taking in Evart, MI. Michigan water laws and administrative policies require immediate repair. Governor Snyder needs to establish a two-year moratorium on increases and new water taking permits. This is what the Province of Ontario did…

Details about the Nestle Public Hearing on April 12, updates on the Potash Mine, U.S. Ecology. Valuable information on how our grassroots organization operates, and how local “water concerns” that are springing up around the state can connect with us. Please check out the April Newsletter! Copies are being mailed out tomorrow to all supporters…

To: Heidi Grether, Director Michigan Department of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 30473, Lansing, MI 48909-7973 Rick Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 From: Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation RE: Objection of DEQ Potash Mining Permit in Osceola County with Rationale It has come to our attention that the…

under Section 17 of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135- 3313-399187–,00.html

MLive.com written by Garret Ellison http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/nestle_michigan_public_hearing.html

Put these dates on your CALENDAR: Nestle’ Public Information and Hearing:   April 12, 2017 Comment Period on the Permit:  extended till April 21, 2017 The MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) will hold a Public Information session on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m.  The Public Hearing will be held  from 7-9 p.m. at Ferris…

VIA E-MAIL Ms. Arlene Anderson-Vincent Natural Resource Manager Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. 19275 8 Mile Road Stanwood, Michigan 49346 Dear Ms. Anderson-Vincent: SUBJECT: Request for Additional Information Permit Application, Under Section 17 of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act,m1976, PA 399, As Amended White Pine Springs Well PW-101 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)…

SumOfUs petition urges Department of Environmental Quality to cancel a plan allowing Nestlé to acquire 210 million gallons of groundwater for $200 Lansing, MI — On Tuesday Feb 28th, residents and members of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation will gather outside the Department of Environmental Quality’s offices in Lansing to deliver over 345,000 petition signatures…

February 16, 2017 To: Heidi Grether Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 30473, Lansing, MI 48909-7973 Rick Snyder Governor of the State of Michigan P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 From: Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation RE: Nestlé Permit for Production Well PW-101, WSSN20166-67 White Pine Springs Site, Osceola County WE are formally…

February 6, 2017 Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) is currently in fact-finding and research mode on the Nestlé permit request of increasing to 400 gallons per minute (gpm) water takings from the White Pine Springs Well 101 in Osceola Township, Osceola County. The following is our current position: 1) MCWC is requesting several hearings…

REMINDER: Comments must be emailed to EPA by Friday(Tomorrow) Jan 27th. Potash Mine in Osceola County, Michigan The Michigan Potash Co. LLC (MPC) has filed permit applications to the EPA for 11 injection wells. The EPA permits are for 3 Class I waste wells, and 8 Class-III production wells. Contact Allan Batka (batka.allan@nullepa.gov)  Michigan Potash Co.…

As we mentioned earlier this month, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation — one of the key groups opposing Nestlé’s plans to pump more water out of Michigan for its bottling operations — want to ensure that the state’s Department of Environmental Quality holds hearings on the matter all over the state. The group says that,…

Press Conference for Statewide Public Hearings on Nestle’s Application Permit for 400 gallons a minute “water taking” from White Pine Springs Well 101 in Evart, Michigan We’d like to thank you all for being here with us in the middle of the road in the middle of winter. Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation is calling…

Potash Mine in Osceola County, Michigan The Michigan Potash Co. LLC (MPC) has filed permit applications to the EPA for 11 injection wells. The EPA permits are for 3 Class I waste wells, and 8 Class-III production wells. The EPA Hearing was held in Reed City on January 4th. We ask that you SEND A…

Giant sucking sound By Michael Jackman   John McLane guides his dirt-caked crew cab pickup along the dirt and asphalt roads of Osceola Township. A former surveyor who worked for the oil and natural gas industry for 30 years, he knows these back roads well enough to show where they intersect with the marshes, lakes,…

Rationale: Mid-December, the new chief of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Heidi Grether, plans to follow in Snyder’s jackboots – disregarding public health, kicking aside elected officials and their attempts to protect public health, ignoring the demands of residents, scientists and environmentalists and placing big brother’s stamp of approval on a massive increase in…

The Evart Water Taking hinges upon what is reasonable use. There was considerable debate prior to initiation of these water takings from PW-101 that 150 gallons a minute was not sustainable. Today after more than a dozen years Nestle is seeking to increase the 250 gallons a minute they are presently taking to 400 gallons…

A new potash solution-mining operation is planned near Hersey in Osceola County, just 8 miles south of the Nestle’ water withdrawal from Production Well PWE101 in Evart. This operation will consume tremendous quantities of water, starting with 1200 gallons per minute.!! This project threatens the surface and subsurface water from an extensive network of pipelines…

Dear Friends, We are requesting that you send an email COMMENT to the DEQ about the increased Nestle withdrawal. If you already sent one in – Thank you very much! Please share this information with your friends, family, and groups concerned about DIVERSION of Great Lakes Basin water. Send your Comment to: Carrie Monosmith –…