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Coca Cola: Stop selling plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

Join us in telling the National Park Service that we won’t stand for big corporations calling the shots in our nation’s parks, especially when it comes to plastic pollution. Ban the sale of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

To: Director of the U.S. National Park Service
From: Concerned citizens
Subject: Stop selling plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

The National Parks Service was weeks away from finalizing plans that would have eliminated the sale of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon, a plan that is popluar with the people and good for the environment. $300,000 has already been used to develop a series of refillable water stations around the park for the Grand Canyon’s 5 million annual visitors.

Yet despite popular sentiment and significant investment, the National Park Service is scrapping these plans. Coca-Cola has expressed its “preference” for expanding recycling programs rather than implementing the ban on bottles because it cuts into their profits. The National Park Service's duty is to preserve and protect the Grand Canyon for the public and to serve its visitors. It's not to preserve the profits of a corporation.

We won’t stand for big corporations calling the shots in our nation’s parks, especially when it comes to plastic pollution. Reinstate the ban on selling plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon.

Sincerely,
Concerned citizens

323 signatures

published Resources 2011-06-08 16:57:00 -0400

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