Allows extraction only when water is available, to protect natural resources in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics and use of plastics with better recycling rates.
Merged company would have rivaled Nestle as the world’s biggest packaged food maker.
More than 20,000 people who responded during a 45-day period for comments.
Guelph residents fight Nestle application to renew permit to take up to 3.6 million litres a day.
The company’s water permit in Aberfoyle, Ont. expired on July 31.
The food giant launched an internal investigation in 2014 after reports tied brutal and unregulated working conditions to its brands.