Protect the Mount Shasta/Sacramento River watershed/ Boycott Crystal Geyser
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Petition to: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/Crystal Geyser Water Company
To Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/Crystal Geyser Water Company: Abandon plans to open a new beverage bottling plant near Mt. Shasta, CA.
Consumers: Boycott Crystal Geyser Products, Tejava Tea, flavored sparkling waters. Water is a Public Trust. Clean water is for all Life, not for profits to benefit a few.
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals through it's subsidiary Crystal Geyser Water Company, wants to make huge profits from the precious waters of Mount Shasta and plans to open a new beverage bottling plant in Mt. Shasta, CA, just outside the city limits. The Mt. Shasta watershed is a critical water source for local residents as well as many farmers and other downstream users in California's Central valley who are already impacted by a five year drought.
The extraction by Otsuka/CG of unlimited quantities of water from the aquifer will only add to the hardship suffered by many already. The proliferation of plastic pollution of our air, water and land is a threat to all life as is the noise and pollution from hundreds of trips of trucks traversing our small peaceful community.
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe is among the First Nation Peoples of the Mount Shasta area. The Winnemem sing and pray to the water. Their Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk asks Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/Crystal Geyser Water Company to respect the water, the land, and the pristine headwaters of the Sacramento River. Its water is considered sacred to these indigenous people, to many local residents, and to many who travel to Mount Shasta for respite from the urban world.
The City of Mt. Shasta and South Siskiyou County welcome many Japanese visitors every year. When they learn of the problems created by the Otsuka/CG beverage bottling plant, they are surprised and ask how they can help.
We appeal to the leaders of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/Crystal Geyser Water Company. Please listen to our hearts, to the songs of the water. Please respect the indigenous people, the neighborhoods of Mount Shasta and all the downstream users depending on uncontaminated freshwater.
Winnemem Wintu Tribe
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