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"Battling Over Bottled Water" Please respond to the following: Read Case 3.2: Battling Over Bottled Water, located here or on page 109 in your textbook. Nestlé holds a 99-year lease for the land that the Sanctuary Spring sits on. While lease- holders are generally understood to be able to make full use of their land, when public resources are involved, they are limited to “reasonable uses.” Review the case study and formulate an argument either supporting or challenging this distinction. Support your reasoning by addressing key ways in which benefits and burdens are being distributed between Nestlé and the community in this case. I do think that public resources should be limited to reasonable uses. I think that the settlement made which stated that Nestle could withdraw 250 gallons per minute from the spring was reasonable. The decision still gave Nestle the product they need to conduct business, but also doesn’t deprive the community of this natural resource. The plant they built brought jobs to the
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