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, May 07, 2019
100+ Groups Call on House Committee to Deny Funding for Dangerous Appalachian Petrochemical Storage Hub
Nearly 150 groups from across the country submitted a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey today, urging her and fellow Democrats to deny a $1.9 billion loan guarantee from the Energy Department that would finance a massive, ill-advised petrochemical processing and storage...
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Monday, May 06, 2019
Alarming New Report: Factory Farming and Fossil Fuels Are A Double Whammy for Ecosystems
“The new Global Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is a shocking reminder that we are speeding towards catastrophe thanks to how we grow food and abuse our environment. This report is a damning indictment of factory farming, a result of...
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Friday, May 03, 2019
Encouragement and Concern from Gov. Inslee's Climate Plan
Today, Washington governor and presidential candidate Jay Inslee released a policy plan to address climate change. In response, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “We are pleased and encouraged to see the aggressive timeline for a transition to...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
House Vote for Paris Climate Agreement is Little More Than Nothing at All
Today the House of Representatives will pass a bill that would require the United States to remain in the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, and adhere to its terms. In anticipation, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter has issued the following statement: “This action from the House...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
In response to news that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump recently met to discuss a $2 trillion infrastructure plan , Food & Water Watch released the following statement from executive director Wenonah Hauter: “Any infrastructure deal must have water as a top-line priority. It must...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
On Eve of EU-US Energy Forum, 200 Groups on Both Sides of the Atlantic Unite in Opposition To Climate-hostile LNG Trade
Today, 200 groups from both sides of the Atlantic released an open letter to EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry , calling on the EU and U.S. administrations to immediately stop the transatlantic trade in fracked hydrocarbons. Yesterday, the Department of Energy...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On Gov. Newsom’s 100th Day in Office, Environmental Group Demands Action on Campaign Pledges
On Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 100th day in office today, he has yet to offer any significant policies on climate change or curbing California’s dependence of fossil fuels. During the campaign, Newsom promised to “ on day one … issue a directive putting California on a clear path to 100 percent renewable...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sweeps Iowa’s Water Crisis Under the Rug
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a Clean Water Act “de-delegation petition,” which has been under consideration for more than 11 years. Iowans and environmental advocates say that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is neglecting its duties. “EPA’s petition denial is a...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Trump to Add Insult to Injury with Visit to Explosion Site for Fossil Fuel Order Signing
The Trump administration has announced that the president plans on Wednesday to visit Crosby, Texas – the site of a deadly explosion last week at a chemical plant which services the oil industry – in order to sign an executive order that would restrict state and local protections against the...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
UN Recognizes Access to Clean, Affordable Water and Climate Justice as Civil Rights Under International Law
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights review that acknowledged the right to clean, affordable water and the “right to life” in the face of climate impacts. In its “ List of Issues Prior to Submission...
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