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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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cuomo Administration Denies New Fracked Gas Pipeline in NY Harbor
Last night the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied a necessary water quality permit for the construction of the Williams pipeline, which would have carried fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania through New York Harbor. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
MuckRock and Food and Water Watch Join Together on Water Privatization FOIAs
The quality of drinking water can have lifelong effects on an individual's physical, mental, emotional, and financial wellbeing. But funding to maintain and upgrade our municipal water systems has plunged on a per capita basis since the 1970s, and private water companies are looking to capitalize...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Trump Joins European Official to Tout Dangerous Fossil Fuel Export Scheme
President Trump joined European Commissioner for Energy Maros Sefcovic at the site of a new liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana today in order to promote the industry and push for increased fossil fuel exports to Europe and elsewhere. In the meantime, the Senate is considering...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Like Oil Companies, 3M Must Be Held Accountable for Its PFAS Cover Up
According to Attorney General Dana Nessel , Michigan is pursuing legal action to address contamination from per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), joining Minnesota , Ohio , New York , New Jersey and New Mexico , which have also filed lawsuits related to PFAS contamination. Yesterday, the...
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill
More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 (S. 704) , a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe, further incentivizing fracking and...
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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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