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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

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The bottled-water industry gets its way…

In 2011, the National Park Service put in place a policy to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

It was not actually an outright ban — but 23 out of 417 national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, implemented restrictions on bottled water sales. The parks encourage visitors to use tap water and refillable bottles instead.

Now, The Trump administration has reversed this Obama-era policy.

Read on The Salt.

Lawsuit Claims Poland Spring Water isn’t From a Spring

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Nestle gets sued for falsely advertising Poland Spring water….

Is your bottle of Poland Spring water really from a spring?

lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut earlier this week alleges it isn’t, calling the Nestle-owned brand label that reads “100% Natural Spring Water” a “colossal fraud.”

The complaint, which seeks class-action status, claims Poland Spring parent company Nestle Waters North America is actually selling water that doesn’t meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition of spring water.

It also alleges water in Poland Spring-labeled bottles isn’t “collected from pristine mountain or forest springs as the images on those labels depict.” Rather, they contain “ordinary groundwater” collected from wells drilled in “saturated plains or valleys where the water table is within a few feet of the earth’s surface.”

Sip on at CBS News.