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, 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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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Environmental Groups File Legal Action Against EPA and Army Corps for Unlawful Interpretation of Clean Water Act
The Environmental Integrity Project, representing four other environmental groups, today filed a complaint asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to vacate EPA’s rewritten “Waters of the U.S.” rule – known as the Navigable Waters Protection rule – because it is “arbitrary,...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
Actor and Activist Mark Ruffalo Endorses Mondaire Jones for Congress
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo has endorsed Mondaire Jones ahead of next week’s primary election for New York’s 17th Congressional District. Ruffalo’s endorsement was shared by Food & Water Action, the national advocacy organization, which has been working in support of Jones. The announcement...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Exposed: 3,000% Increase in Aliso Canyon Use Under Gov. Newsom - Despite His Promises for “Expedited” Shut Down
Food & Water Action has analysed data compiled over the last four years and found that the use of the infamous SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility - home to the largest gas blowout in U.S. history - has increased by about 3,000% under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. This comes...
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Newswire article
Monday, June 08, 2020
Group Warns USDA May Be Quietly Trying to Outsource Chicken Processing to China
Food & Water Action warns that an email sent by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on June 3, 2020, could point to a plan to outsource chicken processing to the People’s Republic of China as a means to circumvent U.S. inspection standards. "The email, sent at 9:...
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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Court Rejects Meatpacker’s Efforts to Kill Lawsuit Over Slaughterhouse Pollution in South Platte River
A federal district court in Colorado has blocked efforts by the JBS-Swift Beef Company to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch to stop illegal discharges of slaughterhouse pollution into Colorado’s South Platte River. The court’s ruling, which...
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