to protect Michigan's surface and ground waters from pollution, plunder, and privatization through education, advocacy, and action.
MCWC organized in 2000 to protect our water resources from corporate theft. Specifically, Governor Engler and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had granted Nestlé Waters North America a permit to withdraw 400 gallons per minute in Mecosta, MI. Through MCWC, local citizens expressed strong opposition against Nestlé in Mecosta County. They soon began a legal battle that continued for seven years, limiting Nestlé's grab of fresh water by the millions of gallons.
The challenges continue. Human rights and water quality issues inspire us to defend this public trust. Join us as we protect the water of the commons from those who would pollute, plunder, or privatize. Help us protect America's fresh water.
Coalitions and Allied Organizations
In the past 2 years MCWC has had a working relationship with all of these coalitions and organizations. We support each other!
- Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation: Statement on Nestlé Permit Granted by MDEQ in Evart, Michigan April 5, 2018
- The Potash Mine is “Fool’s Gold” – not a Michigan “Gold Mine” March 20, 2018
- March 14: Great Lakes Water Is Life Online Event March 6, 2018
- Potash Mining Company wants to do WHAT? February 26, 2018
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