In spite of concerns by environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead with the process of permitting the Nestle company to continue extracting, bottling, and selling water from the San Bernardino National Forest. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
As California's water supply dwindles after four years of drought, there is increasing scrutiny being given to a number of facilities around the state that draw water from wells and bottle it for sale around the nation. One of those facilities is the Nestle Arrowhead water facility near the eastern Inland Empire city of Banning. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Ian James, a reporter for Palm Springs' daily newspaper the Desert Sun.
The U.S. forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station is preventing one of its scientists from talking about a study he authored in the journal "Science." As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the agency even unsuccessfully requested that Science editors hold the article or remove his name from the study.