Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dr.Pepper Plans on Hold?

Dr. Pepper / Snapple plans on building a 850,000-square-foot combination production and distribution center, valued at $120 million and is estimated to employ about 200 people.

Development was planned to break ground sometime this quarter, however things have changed.

A group called "Grow Victorville Smart" claims that Dr.Pepper never filed a complete environmental impact report. The group wants Dr.Pepper to use renewable energy and to conserve water. Which may be hard to do, since the major ingredient in soft drinks and tea, is water.

They have also sued based on the discovery of lead and asbestos. I wonder if this group has ulterior motives for holding up the site.

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