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Enviro-Mich message from "Bill Tobler" <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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Terry,
Good luck for you, and for all of us.

Please advise us on how it comes out.



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> Enviro-Mich message from "Terry Swier" <tswier@hotmail.com>
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> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">NEWS ADVISORY</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">November 25, 2003</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">&nbsp;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-
com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">Contact:</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">Terry Swier, President Michigan Citizens for Water 
Conservation</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">Phone &amp; Fax: 231-972-8856</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">Jim Olson, Attorney for Michigan Citizens for Water 
Conservation</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New 
Roman">Phone <SPAN style="COLOR: black">231 499 8831 (cell phone) from 
1 pm to 4 pm, then 231-946 0044 until 6 pm. Wednesday 231-882-
7789.</SPAN></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoHeader style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><FONT 
face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN 
style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face="Times 
New Roman">Judge to Rule on Water Rights 
Case<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></H1>
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justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Big Rapids, Mich. – Michigan 
Citizens for Water Conservation will be present when Mecosta County 
Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Root releases his opinion on the “Water 
Rights Case” on Tuesday, November 25 at 1:00 PM at the Circuit Court at 
400 Elm Street in Big Rapids, MI. Judge Root will rule on the “Water 
Rights Case” brought by Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and 
plaintiffs R.J. and Barbara Doyle and Jeff and Shelly Sapp vs. Nestle 
Waters North America, Inc, formerly the Perrier Group.<SPAN style="mso-
spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">The suit brought by Michigan 
Citizens for Water Conservation and its plaintiffs in September 2001 
challenged Nestle’s claim that it can take 400 gallons per minute, or 
2.1 millions gallons a year, of spring water that feeds a stream that 
is a tributary to the Little Muskegon River that flows to Lake 
Michigan, for it’s own usage. The suit may well determine the future 
rights of Michigan’s citizens and owners of river and lake front 
property against private corporate take over of Michigan’s water for 
sale out of watersheds and the Great Lakes basin.</FONT></P>
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justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Michigan Citizens for Water 
Conservation and its plaintiffs, who have legal riparian or public 
trust interests in the waters of the state, seek to protect their 
rights and interest in commonly held waters from unlawful or 
unreasonable use, diversion, and appropriation.</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">“This is the next major step in a 
statewide effort to assure protection and public control of our waters 
for the benefit of all of us, and not just the profits of a private 
concern,” said Terry Swier, president of Michigan Citizens for Water 
Conservation.</FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: 
justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Michigan Citizens for Water 
Conservation will hold a press conference at the law office of Jim 
Samuels at 305 S. Warren, Big Rapids, MI, November 25<SUP>th</SUP> 
after the Judge’s ruling.</FONT></P>
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justify"><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></P>
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align=center><FONT face="Times New Roman">######</FONT></P><BR><BR><BR>
> <DIV></DIV>
> <P><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif" size=2>Terry 
Swier</FONT><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif" 
size=2>&nbsp;</FONT></P>
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> <P><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif" size=2>Michigan Citizens 
for Water Conservation</FONT></P>
> <DIV></DIV>
> <P><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif" size=2>231-972-8856 phone 
and fax</FONT></P>
> <DIV></DIV>
> <P><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Sans-serif" 
size=2>tswier@centurytel.net</FONT></P>
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> <P><A href="http://www.savemiwater.org/";><FONT face="Geneva, Arial, 
Sans-serif" size=2>www.saveMIwater.org</FONT></A></P>
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