Wenonah Hauter

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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Friday, October 27, 2017
The Time to Move Off Fossil Fuels is Now
More than a month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, many of the island’s residents still struggle without electricity or clean water. A major humanitarian and health care crisis is rapidly unfolding there, on American soil, with disgracefully inadequate help from our federal government...
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Congress must fully fund Puerto Rico’s humanitarian aid and reconstruction, and consider debt forgiveness. We must finally begin to put people before profit in response to this crisis, and rebuild Puerto Rico’s food, water and energy systems in a sustainable way to better withstand future disasters. Views
Thursday, October 19, 2017
A Month Later, U.S. Is Failing with Its Food and Water Crisis in Puerto Rico
It’s been a month since supercharged Hurricane Maria delivered a devastating blow to Puerto Rico, and people are still suffering without food, water, and electricity. This is America in 2017, and there is only more climate chaos ahead thanks to the tight fist that fossil fuel interests have on...
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Stand with Puerto Rico—Not the Banks
It’s now been more than one week since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and nearly half of Puerto Ricans now lack access to safe drinking water and much of the island is still without power. This is a calamity that means lives are still at risk today, long after the disaster itself. Hospitals...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Climate Change Unleashes "Fire and Fury" on the United States
Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged hurricane and fire season is unleashing its own fire and fury on the U.S., while Trump remains impervious to the facts of fossil fuels’ contributions to these disasters. Our hearts are with those whose lives and...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Cuomo’s Nuke Bailout: Right Out of the Trump Playbook
It's a deal Donald Trump would love—let's call it "The Great New York Ratepayer Swindle of 2016-17" —and New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is responsible for it. And if giant energy corporations get their way, it could be coming to your state next. Last summer, the energy giant Exelon...
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Why Public Control of Infrastructure Matters
We’ve all heard the statistics about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and agree it needs to be fixed—the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates we need to invest $4 trillion in our infrastructure across the country. But what’s still up for debate is how improvements will be financed and...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Our Lives Depend on Stopping Dirty Energy. Here’s How We’ll Do It.
For five years, Food & Water Watch has worked to ban fracking because we’ve determined that it presents unacceptable risks to our water supply. We’ve worked alongside grassroots activists across the country – including in the states of New York and Maryland – to pass bans and other ordinances...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Maryland Ban Shows Fracking is Not a Partisan Issue
A quick overview of the Trump administration’s pro-fossil fuel agenda and its roster of climate-denying oil and gas cronies in cabinet seats could lead anyone to believe that matters of energy policy are more partisan than ever. And indeed, it’s clear that at the national level, the Republican...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Don't Let Corporations Control Vulnerable Americans' Water
Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House last week before Trump’s address to Congress to remind him that they’re resisting his divisive agenda. In the disastrous first month of his presidency, Trump’s policies have targeted women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and...
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
You probably learned in high school that monopolies are bad for consumers; they eliminate the field of competition in the marketplace, leaving people with fewer options and higher prices. Mega-mergers in the food and energy markets are allowing a handful of corporations to dominate market sectors...
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