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Citizen Voices Matter: New Haven, WI

When wetlands faced threats of damage due to a proposed Nestle-Perrier water bottling plant, Arlene and Hiroshi Kanno worked with their neighbors to form the Concerned Citizens of Newport (CCN). The concerned citizens decided it was time to take the issue to court and received help from Midwest Environmental Advocates and Garvey & Stoddard S.C.  Arlene and Hiroshi were instrumental in rallying their community and raising awareness of the importance of protecting the waters of central Wisconsin from corporate interests.

Watch Arlene and Hiroshi's story from our 2011 film, Crossing the Line: Defending Wisconsin's Environmental Commons.