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Re: E-M:/ Traverse R-E on Supreme Court



Michigan high court says families, group can't challenge pumping on land they don't own or use.
 
The Michigan Supreme Court effectively upheld the right of the bottler of Ice Mountain spring water to pump from four wells in Mecosta County in a decision that may make it harder to raise environmental claims generally.
 
But James Olson, the Traverse City attorney for the group that sued Nestle, said the ruling effectively gives future businesses "a license to destroy the environment on their own property."

"The approach by the court condones the piecemeal, wholesale destruction and ruin of Michigan's treasured and fabled water resources and the environment," he said.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070726/POLITICS/707260388/1022





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