Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on energy, food, water and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:00am
We Can Ban Fracking, New York Paves the Way
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking in the state.This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state from the ravages experiences elsewhere from fracking...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Standing by Those Who Stand in the Way of Fracking Infrastructure
It all began taking shape back in March of 2013, when Sandra Steingraber – the noted biologist, author, educator and advisor of Americans Against Fracking – and 11 other courageous individuals were arrested for blockading the entrance to a natural gas compressor station on the banks of Seneca Lake...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
Susan G. Komen, Fracking and “Pink Sh*t”
This week Susan G. Komen announced a partnership with Baker Hughes, a massive oilfield service company that operates in 90 countries. Throughout the month of October, Baker Hughes will “do their bit” in the fight against breast cancer by selling pink fracking drill bits. While I fully support...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Ahead of Global Frackdown, Movement to Ban Deadly Gas Drilling Gains Momentum
Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the People’s Climate March, along with our allies and thousands of citizens from around the world. We stood together in New York City to demand that our world’s leaders take definitive action on climate change. Of course, a big part of...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:30am
To Save the Climate, We Need a Ban on Fracking
Fracking is an issue that touches on every aspect of our lives — the water we drink, the air we breathe, the health of our communities — and it is also impacting the global climate on which we all depend. With the upcoming People’s Climate March and United Nations Climate Summit in New York City,...
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MPs in the European Parliament rally in 2012. The anti-fracking sentiment is strong and growing in Europe, but that's not stopping a secretive trade deal between the U.S. and EU that would open the floodgates for shale gas. (Credit: flickr / cc / greensefa) Views
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal a Field Day for Fracking
U.S. and EU negotiators recently began a new round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement. Because the talks are happening behind closed doors, the public is left largely in the dark about the nature of the discussions over a deal also known as the Transatlantic Trade and...
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Centralia coal-fired power plant, Washington State (Photo via Flickr / Kid Clutch / Creative Commons license) Views
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:45am
EPA's Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction
On the heels of two telling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment detailing the substantial negative impacts from climate change around the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to incorporate emissions...
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:48am
Fast Tracking TPP Would Mean More Corporate Control of Our Democracy
Do you care about having access to local and sustainably produced food or protecting your drinking wate r? Are you concerned about corporate influence distorting our elections?
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:48am
Fracking & Fast Track: President Obama’s Legacy to Corporations?

Did you see President Obama’s State of the Union last night? While the President had an optimistic tone, again and again, I saw the same theme of giving more power to corporations at the expense of the people.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 8:28am
Five Reasons to Join Us for the Global Frackdown
This Saturday, thousands of people around the world will take action to ban fracking in their communities as part of Global Frackdown 2, the second international day of action to ban fracking. More than 200 actions will be taking place in more than 20 countries spanning six continents, all calling for a ban on fracking.
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