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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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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Friday, July 10, 2020
Buffett’s Big Bet on Manure Energy Is Gas Industry Greenwashing
Amidst the news that two major utilities had abandoned the Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipeline, Berkshire Hathaway mega-investor Warren Buffett announced that he was purchasing the gas infrastructure assets of one of those companies, Dominion Energy. As the world moves away from fossil fuels,...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Federal Reserve Fails to Disclose Information About Oil and Gas Industry Bailouts
The Federal Reserve has failed to meet a deadline to provide documents concerning the oil and gas industry’s participation in the Main Street Lending Program, one of the government’s most important financial assistance programs intended to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. From the start, critics...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Dakota Access Shutdown, Dominion Pipeline Decision Show Failures of Trump’s Fossil Fuel Agenda
Yesterday, utility giants Duke Energy and Dominion abruptly announced they were abandoning the controversial Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipeline. Today, the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline failed to comply with the...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Dems’ Climate Crisis Committee Fails to Treat Climate as a Crisis
Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its long-awaited plan for responding to climate change. It recommends a goal of achieving ‘net zero’ electricity by 2040, and overall ‘net zero’ emissions a decade later. Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released...
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