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Politics is local folks - that is where our power is. NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN BANS CORPORATE WATER THEFT Across the country, xeloda online review corporations are privatizing water so they can sell it. Xeloda online review Now one town is fighting back in a powerful new way: Barnstead, xeloda online review New Hampshire, xeloda online review has become the first municipality in the U.S. Xeloda online review to adopt a binding local law that bans certain corporations from withdrawing water within the town. To protect their local law, xeloda online review Barnstead residents have also voted to strip corporations of their claims to constitutional rights and powers. Xeloda online review By Kat BundyAs raw Northern winters melt into spring, xeloda online review people in some New England towns still gather to set their local budgets, xeloda online review pass laws, xeloda online review and instruct their local elected officials. Xeloda online review In March of this year, xeloda online review Barnstead, xeloda online review New Hampshire, xeloda online review (population 4, xeloda online review800) 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, xeloda online review 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, xeloda online review like most towns across New England have been doing? States Long Ago Empowered Corporations Over the past several years, xeloda online review directors of global water corporations have been invading New England towns -- including Barnstead neighbors Nottingham, xeloda online review Barrington, xeloda online review and Alton. Xeloda online review The story is always the same: A water corporation buys or leases land, xeloda online review then announces plans to pump, xeloda online review bottle, xeloda online review 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. Xeloda online review 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. Xeloda online review Because of this so-called "right, xeloda online review" 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. Xeloda online review They form community groups to intervene in the permit application process, xeloda online review hoping to stop their state from issuing permits. They become experts in regulatory law and administrative procedure, xeloda online review on water, xeloda online review and on multinational water corporations. They learn that corporations own five percent of water "services" around the world, xeloda online review 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, xeloda online review 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, xeloda online review the only contested issues are: How much corporate harm to the water supply and individual well can groups predict? And, xeloda online review how much harm will the regulatory agency -- in New Hampshire, xeloda online review the Department of Environmental Services (DES) -- declare acceptable? Now and again, xeloda online review a regulatory agency rejects a corporation's permit application. Xeloda online review The citizens group celebrates, xeloda online review only to see the corporation return with a new and improved application. Xeloda online review Or, xeloda online review they watch helplessly as the corporation goes to a neighboring town, xeloda online review targeting the same aquifer -- this time with a slanted pipe to access the water. Sounding the Alarm Barnstead residents Gail Darrell and Diane St. Xeloda online review Germaine had joined with neighbors to prevent corporate-hauled sewage sludge from being spread on farmland in their town. Xeloda online review They worked hard to educate their neighbors about this life-threatening practice. Xeloda online review Their struggle came to an end when the person on whose land the sludge was to be applied changed his mind. Xeloda online review In the process, xeloda online review 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