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, June 26, 2018
Water Privatization Adds Insult to Injury in Puerto Rico
On June 18, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Public-Private Partnerships Authority began the process of privatizing part of the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA) through a 15-year deal to design, build, finance, operate and maintain metering, billing and customer service projects. National...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Food and Water Watch Files FOIA Suit Against the EPA
Today Food & Water Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA to disclose e-mail communications regarding a possible campaign to intimidate and silence concerned agency staff, as reported in the New York Times . The suit comes days after Politico reported that an...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Unprecedented New Report Details Sweeping Environmental Injustice of Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Fossil Fuel Buildout
A comprehensive new report released today from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a detailed look at the startling environmental injustice of the ongoing fossil fuel power buildout in Pennsylvania. The report , the first of its kind in scope and purview, provides an in-depth...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Camden’s Privatized Water Hides Data on Shut-Offs
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for New Jersey, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is suing the city of Camden in order to force the New Jersey American Water company to release details on water shutoffs in the city. When water service is made unaffordable, there can be widespread...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Advocates and Community Members Request AG Investigate Martin County Water District
In advance of a hearing of the Kentucky Public Services Commission this week on the Martin County Water District's (MCWD) failures to provide adequate, safe water to its customers, today national advocacy group Food & Water Watch joined with the Concerned Citizens of Martin County to ask...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mark Ruffalo and Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand Help from Gov. Wolf with New Health Impacts Campaign
Dozens of organizations, affected residents, and actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo launched “Pennsylvania Fracking Health Impacts,” a new campaign asking Governor Wolf: when will you help families harmed by fracking? The campaign— www.pafrackinghealth.org —features 35 short video appeals directed at...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pruitt’s EPA a “Nightmare” for Water, Public Health, Press Freedom & Democracy
Last week it was reported that the White House was seeking to suppress a federal health study about the effects of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water, citing a potential “PR nightmare”. Today, several journalists were barred from a related hearing , and one of them was reportedly shoved by a guard and...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
European Parliament to Address #ExxonKnew Scandal, Consider Action Against the Fossil Fuel Giant
The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament announced that it will consider tomorrow a petition submitted by the advocacy group Food & Water Europe calling on the Parliament to take action to hold ExxonMobil accountable for its decades-long cover-up of internal documents tying its fossil...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Calling for a Ban on Factory Farming in the United States
A group of farmers, advocates and community leaders gathered in Iowa today to announce the launch of a national campaign to ban factory farming. Factory farming facilitates an unjust, corporate-driven food system that results in unethical, unsafe and polluting food production practices. The call...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Groups to Call for First Ever National Ban on Factory Farming
On Monday, May 14 , a coalition of concerned landowners, family farmers, environmental advocates and policy makers will gather together to announce the launch of a national campaign to ban factory farming in the United States. Food & Water Watch will also release a new report, The Urgent Case...
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