ELF Claims Incendiaries left at MI Perrier Bottling Plant
For Immediate Release
The Earth Liberation Front Press Office has received a communique from the Earth Liberation Front claiming they left incendiaries at a pumping station supplying a water bottling plant owned by Nestlé Waters North America (formerly known as the Perrier Group of America) in Mecosta County, Michigan. According to news reports, these incendiaries failed to ignite and were removed from the station without incident.
Controversy has surrounded the Ice Mountain Plant for the past several years with local activist groups asserting the bottling plant will have a negative impact on the local environment, and that it violates stated and federal water rights. Three Native American tribes have launched a lawsuit against Nestlé on the basis that rivers and ultimately the Great Lakes will be affected by its operations.
Although the incendiaries failed to ignite, the ELF has sent a message that the commodification of water is an attack on a fundamental right of all beings and must be stopped.
The communique follows:
When all legal avenues of dissent have been undertaken to no avail, only one option remains. Illegal Direct Action. The people of Michigan have stated very clearly that we do not want a Perrier Bottling Plant. We've had enough of empty political rhetoric about freedom and justice, enough of sitting back while our most basic rights are handed over to corporations. Clean water is one of the most fundamental necessities, and no one can be allowed to privatize it, commodify it, and try and sell it back to us.
We will no longer stand idly be while corporations profit at the expense of all others. To this end, we have taken action against one of the pumping stations that Perrier uses to steal water.
On the night of Sunday, the 21st of September, the ELF penetrated the perimeter fence of an area of land used for canned hunts. This particular location, a short distance from Rodney, MI, near 13 Mile Rd and M20 is home to the pumping stations that supply the Perrier Bottling Plant in Mecosta County. Access to one of the pumping stations was gained and timed incendiary devices were placed. We will not allow the commodification of life to continue. Action must, and will, be taken, for it is our only chance.
Water for life, not for profit!
Welcome to Michigan. ELF
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The Earth Liberation Front is an international underground organization that uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the destruction of the natural environment. Since 1997, the ELF in North America has caused over $100 million in damages to entities who profit from the destruction of life and the planet.
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