Mass Opposition Monday


Blue yard signs bearing the words “Yes on 14-55: Our Water, Our Future” dotted lawns throughout Hood River County, Oregon, in the run-up to the primary election held on May 17. Just as many of these signs appeared to share a lawn with a Cruz or Trump yard sign as with a Clinton or Sanders sign.

The issue that brought conservatives and progressives together in this way was clear-cut: keeping Nestlé Waters North America from building a water bottling plant and extracting over 118 million gallons annually from a spring in a small, rural community 45 miles east of Portland.

When Primary Day came, Oregon voters in Hood River County passed a first-of-its-kind ballot measure that bans the production and transportation of large-scale commercial bottled water within the county. The measure succeeded by an overwhelming majority of voters — 68.8 percent voted in favor — and effectively ended Nestlé’s attempts to operate within the community.



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6 Responses to Mass Opposition Monday

  1. Den says:

    Nestle has stated in the past it’s drive to take over the World’s water, now if we could kick them to the curb in CA also.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Another grey day.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Up to the TVD bridge and return in 48 minutes again. 3 hawks circling, a few other birds, one with a loud voice, 2 rabbits and the elder one didn’t run away when I came close by. The bushes are definitely not wild rose.

    Day 2: 50+48=98 minutes.


  4. Den says:

    Spring has sprung up there, meanwhile it is more subdued here, turkey vultures, crows, stellar jays and deer, Then there is the two-legged human wildlife, snotty females.


  5. Den says:

    Too tired to hunt for LLamas, go mattress crawling instead…


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