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Michigan: New proposal would impose excuse tax on bottled water production

In June 2016, Nestlé Waters North America, a segment of the Swiss food and beverage company Nestlé, submitted a permit application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) seeking permission to increase the amount of water it withdraws from the state. MDEQ sought public comments, held a public information session, and posted a wide variety of information on its website pertaining to Nestlé’s application specifically, as well as more general information, like maps, models, streamflow data, and the like.

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