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A group has filed a challenge against the state Department of Environmental Quality's permit for the Nestle Waters North America Inc. to pump more western Michigan groundwater for its Ice Mountain brand.

A group is trying to stop Nestle Waters North America Inc. from pumping more western Michigan groundwater for its Ice Mountain brand.

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Authorities say they turned away about 40 protesters who went to a Michigan water bottling plant to try to speak with company officials about a recently approved permit to pump more groundwater.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved a permit for Nestle to pump a higher volume of water out of its well in West Michigan.  

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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An appeals court is being asked to overturn a ruling that a bottled-water company should be allowed to build a pumping station as part of its plans to get more groundwater in western Michigan for the Ice Mountain brand.

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A November hearing is planned on an appeal related to a bottled-water company's plans to pump more groundwater in western Michigan.

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Michigan environmental regulators have told a bottled water company to re-evaluate how its proposal to withdraw 210 million gallons of water annually from the state would impact local wetlands, streams and natural springs.