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Sued by the forest

Should nature be able to take you to court?

(Boston Globe / Steve Wacksman)
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
July 19, 2009

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Last February, the town of Shapleigh, Maine, population 2,326, passed an unusual ordinance. Like nearby towns, Shapleigh sought to protect its aquifers from the Nestle Corporation, which draws heavily on the region for its Poland Spring bottled water. Some Maine towns had acquiesced, others had protested, and one was locked in a protracted legal battle. (Full article: 2204 words)

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