City favors contract extension with company that missed $US 1 million payment deadline.
Resource-extraction economy faces inherent tensions between development and protection.
Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.
Billions of gallons of bottled water are exported each year. But to cut transportation costs, some companies are using plastic bladders for bulk shipping.
True Alaska Bottling sends a notice of dissolution to S2C Global, which rejects the disbanding of their joint bulk water export company.
The breach of contract will most likely result in a deadline extension, Sitka city officials say.
Within six to eight months, S2C Global Systems will ship water from Alaska to a hub in India.
While bulk water sales haven’t been completed, three new applications show interest is still strong.
The Fraser Institute, a right-leaning Canadian think tank, wants a shift in government water policy.
Sitka, Alaska to send millions of gallons of water to India, which will then be distributed in the Middle East.
Bulk water has been attempted and banned around the world. Visualize the last decade of attempts in Sitka.