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, January 29, 2015 - 6:45am
Dark Money Is Destroying Our World, Not Just Our Politics
Once again, dark money ruled on Election Day 2014 when a slew of die-hard reactionaries swept into office, their victories clinched by donations from a small group of selfish big money donors. These wealthy funders seem to believe they can hide behind the gates of their fancy estates and not...
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8:45am
Opportunity for Some, Favoritism to Corporate Interests
Once again, dark money ruled on Election Day 2014 when a slew of die-hard reactionaries swept into office, their victories clinched by donations from a small group of selfish big money donors. These wealthy funders seem to believe they can hide behind the gates of their fancy estates and not...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 9:00am
The Research Is In: Regulations Alone Won’t Save Us From Climate Disaster
We are convinced that any serious attempt to address climate change means that a large portion of the natural gas , oil and coal currently locked underground must remain unexploited. Unfortunately, rather than aggressively deploying renewable energy resources, the Obama administration has opted to...
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:30am
For the Planet and Future Generations, New Congress May Be Most Dangerous Yet
The swearing-in of the 114th Congress this week spells trouble for our food, water and environment, and for all those who seek to champion healthy, safe communities for our families. We may be looking at the most hostile Congress ever in terms of protecting the environment. Here are a few examples...
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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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