06 August 2015

No federal funding for bottled water bans?

So the Washington Post reported the battle between the National Park Service (the good guys) and the bottled water companies (the bad guys).  Since the bad guys have tons of money, from selling water at $10 a gallon (when you buy a pint), they are pressuring our elected officials:

"Now, Congress — under pressure from the powerful bottled water industry — is threatening to cut off the federal money the Park Service is using to replace the disposable plastic water bottles with refilling stations." and...

"The bottled water association has spent about $510,000 to lobby members of Congress since 2011, records show, and the national parks are one of its top targets this year."

Just goes to show you that business runs America.

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