Global Warming’s Latest Victim: Bottled Water

Posted on August 18, 2008 

Global Warming’s Latest Victim: Bottled Water

A year ago, I wrote a column decrying the ruinous effects environmental legislation was having on large civic engineering projects in the U.S. In past decades, environmental activism has blocked countless dams, bridges, and factories, but today, a new milestone was reached. Citing global warming concerns, the California Attorney General’s Office today announced a plan to protect citizens by blocking construction of a major new industrial facility.

What is this new terror of pollution the state of California considers too deadly to build? A massive oil refinery? A vast strip mine? A toxic waste dump perhaps?

None of the above. It’s a bottling plant . . . and it’s bottling water.

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