It sure looks that way. If so, the plundering of the world’s second largest aquifer by a conniving-consortium of mega mega multinational corporations like Nestle’ and Coca Cola would be in DIRECT DEFIANCE of the Public Trust Doctrine – going back to Roman Times – which states government lacks authority to privatize (sell) critical assets within the Commons. http://www.bollier.org/…/mary-wood%E2%80%99s-crusade-reinvi…
Warning! Here’s a video (6:24) you’ll want to be sitting down when you watch Nestle’s elitist zombie-like CEO relating his self-serving God-complex view of the world which includes denial of the human right to water plus his dissing of organic. Jim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPY64EJcsG4
“A concerted push is underway in South America that could see one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as Coca-Cola and Nestle. According to reports, talks to privatize the Guarani Aquifer – a vast subterranean water reserve lying beneath Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay – have already reached an advanced stage. The deal would grant a consortium of U.S. and Europe-based conglomerates exclusive rights to the aquifer that would last over 100 years.
“Named after the Guarani indigenous people, the Guarani Aquifer is the world’s second largest underground water reserve and is estimated to be capable of sustainably providing the world’s population with drinking water for up to 200 years. Environmental groups, social movements, and land defenders warn that the exploitation of the freshwater reserve could see the 460,000-square mile (1.2 million sq. km.) reservoir sacrificed for the short-term profits of agribusiness, energy, and food-and-drink giants.”