Splashing News

Splashing News

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@epa.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 –…