Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards is co-director of the Food & Water Justice project at Food & Water Watch. Prior to FWW, Edwards spent eleven years with Waterkeeper Alliance, most recently as Director of Advocacy.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:15pm
Texas-sized Hypocrisy Served Up in Denton Over Fracking Ban
Last February, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State and made some promising proclamations. “It’s time for property owners – not government – to truly own their property,” he stated . He also made ethics reforms pledges, “prohibiting lawmakers from voting on legislation...
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Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:34am
Keep Wall Street Out of Our Waterways
Up until now the United States has adhered to a public trust approach to our waterways, maintaining that waters were part of the commons—owned by no one and by everyone—and protected for future generations. It was a doctrine that gave rise to a body of water law that holds that no one can mistreat our waterways in a way that injures the rights of others.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:56pm
Pollution Trading: Making Crime a Commodity
Pollution trading is being promoted by industry and industry-funded nonprofits alike as a solution to managing offending pollutants in our waterways. Nowhere is this a bigger problem than in the Chesapeake Bay, which is literally dying from agricultural run off from the powerful poultry industry there.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:45pm
Monsanto Returns to the Scene of the Crime
Whenever I hear the name Monsanto I can’t help but think about one of the greatest environmental crimes in the history of the United States. Back in 1935 Monsanto bought out a small chemical company located in Anniston, Alabama, a struggling town of about 22,000 poor and working class people. Monsanto spent the next 36 years using Anniston as its manufacturing headquarters for PCBs, an industrial coolant.
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