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Amid climate concerns, bill would curb Poland Spring's long-term water extraction deals

“We just have to hit pause, because once these contracts are signed, they [can be] 40 years,” Rep. Maggie O’Neil said. “That’s a whole generation.” 
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Poland Spring's Maine water extraction
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Amid climate concerns, bill would curb Poland Spring's long-term water extraction deals

“We just have to hit pause, because once these contracts are signed, they [can be] 40 years,” Rep. Maggie O’Neil said. “That’s a whole generation.” 
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Bill seeks to let Poland Spring dodge taxes on bottled Maine water

In the latest chapter in the conflict over water rights in Maine, a bill has been introduced to prohibit the taxation of bottled water.

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The sinkhole that swallowed a Mexican farm

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Where mermaids play, a nasty water fight

Nestlé wants to draw more spring water from a northern Florida site owned by a local family — but environmentalists are pushing back.
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U.S. House Democrats launch probe into Nestle water bottling

Information on water extraction, sales, testing and plastic use sought by Congressional subcommittee.
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