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Friday, May 29, 2009

Leaders Beg Governor To Veto Water Bill

Published May 29, 2009 - WFTV
Local leaders are begging the Governor in a two-page letter to Charlie Crist, to veto a law that would allow bottled water companies to drain the aquifer secretly.

Senate bill 2080 is headed to the Governor's desk, which would give water authorities like Saint Johns, permission to give water permits to any company it chooses and they wouldn't have to tell anyone.

With Niagara Bottling on the verge of a permit to pull nearly half-a-million gallons of water per day from the Floridian Aquifer near Groveland, a proposed state law would prevent the public from fighting them.

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