Small Northern California Town Taking On Timber Giant for the Right to Local Water – February 9, 2017
Residents are engaged in a legal battle with company that has told them to find water elsewhere
For 107 years, residents of Weed, California, a picturesque hamlet nestled against the flanks of snow-capped Mt. Shasta, have been drinking water from nearby Beaughan Spring. The water is so pure it flows straight to their faucets; no treatment is necessary. Locals take gallon jugs of it with them when they leave town.
Photo by Don Barrett, Flickr
But Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), the Oregon-based timber giant that… more
by: Leonie Sherman