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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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
House Spending Package Includes Clear Intent to Keep Fossil Fuels Out of Clean Energy Program
As the House voted to approve a spending bill for 2020, language from an amendment passed this summer to protect a Department of Energy clean energy program was adopted in the Manager’s Report, which could create problems for massive petrochemical facilities planned for Appalachia and the Pacific...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Democrats' Drilling Bill Insufficient to Meeting Climate Challenge
Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) unveiled the American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act, a bill that aims to reduce emissions from fossil fuel projects on public lands. In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Banning Fracking, Five Years Later: New York, Maryland and the Nation?
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in New York State. This historic move was the result of a relentless grassroots campaign that pushed the governor to stop the fossil fuel industry from allowing the kind of gas drilling frenzy that was already...
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Monday, December 16, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker Just Dropped a Bill That Includes First-Ever National Factory Farm Moratorium
This morning, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced the Farm System Reform Act of 2019 (FSRA). The legislation is made up of a meticulous set of agricultural reforms that uplift independent family farmers, protect rural communities and public health, and overhaul our broken food system. Among the...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
NAFTA 2.0 Is an Assault on Food, Air, and Water
The Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) should be setting off alarm bells for every person in America. Just like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this agreement eviscerates vital food, water, and air protections. In response, Food & Water Action Executive...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
With Proposals to Allow Fracking Waste Dumping in Waterways, EPA Is Courting Disaster
A number of r ecent reports indicate that the Environmental Protection Agency is studying the possibility of allowing states vast new discretion to allow much more dumping of processed wastewater from oil and gas drilling and fracking operations directly into natural waterways like rivers and...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
UN Climate Report Shows Urgent Need for Supply-Side Action
A new report from the United Nations warns that countries must take drastic action to rapidly curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The ‘emissions gap’ report underscores that countries must stop the development of planned or projected fossil fuel projects. In response, Food & Water Action Climate...
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Friday, November 22, 2019
With Health Effects Already Well-Documented, Wolf Must Stop Fracking
Today, Governor Wolf announced that the state would launch two investigations into the health effects of fracking. The research would take three years to complete, and cost a total of $3 million. Food & Water Action Pennsylvania Organizing Manager Megan McDonough issued the following statement...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
More Action Needed on Oil and Gas in California
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced several new oil and gas policies. Specifically, he declared a moratorium on high pressure steam injection, a rule making process related to health impacts in communities living near oil and gas facilities, and a third party review of fracking...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
New Study: Cap and Trade Program Drives Pollution Increases in Vulnerable Communities
New research from Food & Water Watch shows that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which has been misleadingly lauded as an effective means of reducing carbon emissions, actually increases the pollution burden in vulnerable communities near the power plants covered by the cap and...
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