Buy Cheap Metabo Ultramax

Politics is local folks - that is where our power is. NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN BANS CORPORATE WATER THEFT Across the country, buy cheap metabo ultramax corporations are privatizing water so they can sell it. Buy cheap metabo ultramax Now one town is fighting back in a powerful new way: Barnstead, buy cheap metabo ultramax New Hampshire, buy cheap metabo ultramax has become the first municipality in the U.S. Buy cheap metabo ultramax to adopt a binding local law that bans certain corporations from withdrawing water within the town. To protect their local law, buy cheap metabo ultramax Barnstead residents have also voted to strip corporations of their claims to constitutional rights and powers. Buy cheap metabo ultramax By Kat BundyAs raw Northern winters melt into spring, buy cheap metabo ultramax people in some New England towns still gather to set their local budgets, buy cheap metabo ultramax pass laws, buy cheap metabo ultramax and instruct their local elected officials. Buy cheap metabo ultramax In March of this year, buy cheap metabo ultramax Barnstead, buy cheap metabo ultramax New Hampshire, buy cheap metabo ultramax (population 4, buy cheap metabo ultramax800) passed a law banning corporations from mining and selling town water.The law also stripped corporations of constitutional power and authority. What happened in this small, buy cheap metabo ultramax rural community about 20 miles Northeast of the state capital of Concord? Why didn't Barnstead citizens turn to the state's regulatory agencies and elected state officials to save them from global water corporations, buy cheap metabo ultramax like most towns across New England have been doing? States Long Ago Empowered Corporations Over the past several years, buy cheap metabo ultramax directors of global water corporations have been invading New England towns -- including Barnstead neighbors Nottingham, buy cheap metabo ultramax Barrington, buy cheap metabo ultramax and Alton. Buy cheap metabo ultramax The story is always the same: A water corporation buys or leases land, buy cheap metabo ultramax then announces plans to pump, buy cheap metabo ultramax bottle, buy cheap metabo ultramax and sell millions of gallons of "blue gold." Citizens who are less than thrilled by these developments turn to their elected state officials and state regulatory agencies for help. At first the state appears supportive. Buy cheap metabo ultramax But when pinned down -- which can require several years of citizen self-education and organizing -- legislators and regulators reveal that corporate directors have the "right" to vacuum up a town's water. Buy cheap metabo ultramax Because of this so-called "right, buy cheap metabo ultramax" all that corporations need to do to get state permits to pump and sell water is to file thorough and complete applications with the state. What happens next? Townspeople get angry. Buy cheap metabo ultramax They form community groups to intervene in the permit application process, buy cheap metabo ultramax hoping to stop their state from issuing permits. They become experts in regulatory law and administrative procedure, buy cheap metabo ultramax on water, buy cheap metabo ultramax and on multinational water corporations. They learn that corporations own five percent of water "services" around the world, buy cheap metabo ultramax and are rapidly buying up publicly owned water systems. They discover that the largest water-bottler in the United States -- Nestle Corporation -- makes $1.7 billion per year peddling the water it sucks out from under communities. Community groups hire lawyers, buy cheap metabo ultramax sometimes paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight a corporation's permit applications over years and years. But because the application process assumes that corporations have the constitutional right to take a town's water, buy cheap metabo ultramax the only contested issues are: How much corporate harm to the water supply and individual well can groups predict? And, buy cheap metabo ultramax how much harm will the regulatory agency -- in New Hampshire, buy cheap metabo ultramax the Department of Environmental Services (DES) -- declare acceptable? Now and again, buy cheap metabo ultramax a regulatory agency rejects a corporation's permit application. Buy cheap metabo ultramax The citizens group celebrates, buy cheap metabo ultramax only to see the corporation return with a new and improved application. Buy cheap metabo ultramax Or, buy cheap metabo ultramax they watch helplessly as the corporation goes to a neighboring town, buy cheap metabo ultramax targeting the same aquifer -- this time with a slanted pipe to access the water. Sounding the Alarm Barnstead residents Gail Darrell and Diane St. Buy cheap metabo ultramax Germaine had joined with neighbors to prevent corporate-hauled sewage sludge from being spread on farmland in their town. Buy cheap metabo ultramax They worked hard to educate their neighbors about this life-threatening practice. Buy cheap metabo ultramax Their struggle came to an end when the person on whose land the sludge was to be applied changed his mind. Buy cheap metabo ultramax In the process, buy cheap metabo ultramax they learned that the State of New Hampshire regarded corporate sludge spreading as perfectly legal. More at: http://www.precaution.org/lib/06/prn_barnstead.htm