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Re: E-M:/ New Nestlé Water Prospecting Highlights Weaknesses in Water Use Laws

Several environmental groups today called on Michigan lawmakers to strengthen the state's water withdrawal law to prevent water bottling companies from harming trout streams.

Representatives of six environmental groups said the law, passed in February 2006, has inadvertently fueled new efforts to pump and bottle large quantities of groundwater. Groundwater is the lifeblood of Michigan's cold-water trout streams.