March 22: Defending Water

Defending Water:
7pm Thursday March 22 at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon
The SHRF is showing the award-winning documentary TAPPED, a behind-the-scenes and unflinching examination about the big business of bottled water that seeks to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never become a commodity: Our water.
TAPPED examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and reliance on oil. The documentary presents overwhelming evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Anacortes signed a contract with Tethys Enterprises, Inc., a capital venture company, to build a one-million-square-foot bottled water/beverage and food manufacturing plant that may be assigned to another party as of Jan. 1, 2013. The contract entitles Tethys up to five million gallons of water per day through 2040 with two, five-year extensions through 2050.
Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin and The Alliance for Democracy will host the documentary.
Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin: Sandra Spargo
By Sandra Spargo, Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin, The Alliance for Democracy
Editor’s Note: Sandra Spargo, a dedicated citizen, clues us in on a proposed bottled water/food manufacturing plant in Anacortes, Washington as well as the struggle to give the people of Anacortes a say in the decision to deny or approve the proposal. The plant would be the largest of its kind in the United States of America, drawing 5 million gallons of water from the Skagit River per day for forty or more years.

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