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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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Groundbreaking Climate Lawsuit Challenges Commission’s Failure to Factor Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Fossil Fuel Approvals
A potentially historic lawsuit was filed in the D.C. Circuit Court today that could have enormous implications for the country’s ability to reduce carbon emissions in line with international climate goals. The lawsuit, Food & Water Watch and Berkshire Environmental Action Team v Federal Energy...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
As Oil Prices Plummet, Federal Control of Fossil Fuels Becomes More Necessary and Attainable
As the price of some oil futures contracts plummeted into unprecedented negative territory today, and American fossil fuel corporations’ stock values sits near historic lows, the Trump administration continues to explore ways of propping up the industry through coronavirus stimulus-funded bailouts...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Group Calls for Immediate Closure of All Slaughterhouses with Coronavirus Presence and National Guard Mobilization to Support Food Distribution
In response to the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the meat industry, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Action is calling for the complete and immediate shutdown of all slaughterhouses where the coronavirus has appeared - in employees, on-site inspectors, etc. - in order to...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
80 Members of Congress and 200+ Organizations Demand Federal Action On Water
Today, Representative Brenda Lawrence released a letter signed by 80 Members of Congress urging Congressional leaders to prioritize $47.5 billion in water funding as part of Phase 4 of the COVID-19 stimulus package. Food & Water Action released a sister letter echoing her demands signed by 233...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Midwest Family Farm Groups Want Aid to Get to People, Not Global Agribusiness
Family farm based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota sent a letter to Congress today calling for strong oversight of the recently passed COVID-19 aid package to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture disburses aid to people and rural communities, not global agribusiness...
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Monday, April 06, 2020
With a Return to Fracking, Gov. Gavin Newsom Shows His True Oily Colors
Reports indicate that after a nine-month moratorium on new fracking permits being issued in California, state regulators began approving new fracking operations on Friday. In response, Food & Water Action California Director Alexandra Nagy issued the following statement: “By allowing a sudden...
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Trump’s Dangerous, Foolish Scheme to Rent Out Storage to Oil Companies
Today the White House announced a policy to essentially rent out tens of millions of barrels of storage space to companies coping with an oversupply of oil. In response, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement: “The Trump administration is desperately...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
DOJ Using Pandemic to Give Corporate Agriculture A Fast-Track to Lethal Mega-Mergers
Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) resumed a policy to cut certain merger review processes in response to COVID-19. Normally companies that are looking to merge have to notify FTC and DOJ ahead of time about mergers that reach certain thresholds. The...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Key Oil Industry Bailout Removed from Senate Stimulus Package
Late night Senate negotiations on the economic stimulus package appear to have removed a controversial plan for the federal government to spend billions of dollars to buy oil to store in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Monday, March 23, 2020
Major National Environmental Group Calls for Public Ownership of Fossil Fuel Companies Amid Global Crisis
As the fossil fuel industry seeks a massive government bailout amid the global financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Food & Water Action is explicitly calling for the federal government to take a controlling stake in corporate fossil fuel extraction, production and infrastructure...
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