Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, September 21, 2020
Fracking and Petrochemicals Create Fewer Pennsylvania Jobs Than Clean Energy
While Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette tours a Shell petrochemical plant under construction in Pennsylvania today, a new analysis shows that the high-profile project will employ far less workers than promised, and that a similar investment in wind and solar manufacturing would be far more...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
300 Diverse Advocacy Groups Endorse the Farm System Reform Act and Urge Quick Passage in Congress
Today about 300 local, state and national advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Farm System Reform Act (S.3221/HR.6718), introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA). As COVID-19 exposes the exploitation and injustice in the food system, the...
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
As COVID Continues to Rage, 57 Million People Have Lost Protections from Home Water Shutoffs
As of last night, the end of August, moratoria on residential water shutoffs expired in three new states and more than a dozen large municipalities. About 57 million people have now lost protections from water shutoffs during the COVID crisis, and in total, 53% of the U.S. population is currently...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Senate Dems Climate Report: Underwhelming and Inadequate
Today, the Senate Democrat’s Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released its report on addressing climate change. In response, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement: This climate report from the Senate Democrats completes a trifecta of...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Energy Dept. Sued Over Hiding Details of Loan Guarantee for Appalachian Gas Liquids Project
The national advocacy group Food & Water Watch filed suit against the Department of Energy (DOE) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today, charging the agency has refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request seeking documents related to a massive loan...
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Over 500 Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Issue National Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs
Today, over 500 of America’s faith leaders sent a sign-on letter to Congressional leaders, pushing them to include a moratorium on utility shutoffs in the next coronavirus relief bill. As COVID-19 rages and an unprecedented economic crisis persists as a result, these leaders are imploring Congress...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Trump NEPA Rollback Exempts Factory Farm Financing from Environmental Review
Food & Water Watch, along with a coalition of organizations, has filed suit challenging the Trump Administration's plan to substantially gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to review the environmental impacts of their proposed actions, and has stood...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Senator Booker Introduces Line Speed Bill to Protect Meatpacking Workers
Today, Senator Cory Booker introduced a bill that aims to prohibit meat processing and slaughter plants from operating at dangerously high speeds, practices that have contributed to the COVID outbreaks at poultry, pig and cattle facilities in recent months. He was joined by his colleagues Senators...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Avian Leukosis Now Fit for Human Consumption
On Friday evening, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its approval of a petition filed by the National Chicken Council to permit chicken that is infected with the avian disease Leukosis to be fit for human consumption. Until now, chicken carcasses found to have this disease...
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Nearly 300 Organizations Call for Rejection of Nefarious "Voluntary Water Partnership" Bill, Which Would Coerce Struggling Communities to Sell Off Public Water Systems for Pennies
Nearly 300 national, state and local organizations sent a letter to Senate leaders today calling for the rejection of a controversial bill that would coerce struggling communities into selling off vital public water resources. The bill – the Voluntary Water Partnership for Distressed Communities...
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