From the Houston Chronicle in Apple News+:

Olivarez said earlier in the day that troopers are told to use their judgment and discretion when deciding to distribute drinking water. He said the state cannot give a bottle to everyone when 600 to 1,000 people are crossing every day. “If they see a child or an adult that looks like they’re suffering from some kind of heat exhaustion, they’ll give them water,” Olivarez said. “But we can’t just keep handing out water because what’s going to happen is, you’re going to continue to encourage them to come.”

In Florida, we give our water away to Nestlé, Inc.

Then they sell it back to us in little plastic bottles, which we then carefully place in a landfill. Or, you know, anywhere.

Originally posted at Nice Marmot 07:51 Friday, 28 July 2023