Banning Water Withdrawal by Corporations

Barnstead, New Hampshire, became the first municipal government in the United States to ban corporations from pumping out a drop of water for sale elsewhere. And it became the third municipal government, after Porter and Licking Townships in Pennsylvania, to decree that, within their jurisdictions, corporations may wield neither state nor federal constitutional powers.

Banning Water Withdrawal by Corporations – Barnstead

The Barnstead Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance[Warrant Article 31] was presented and passed at the Barnstead Town Meeting on March 18, 2006. The ordinance declares that water is a common resource for the residents of Barnstead and prohibits corporate water withdrawals for resale.… Read More