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, April 04, 2019
Flint Deserves Justice and Snyder Must be Held Accountable
On Monday, a U.S. district judge reinstated former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a defendant in a class action lawsuit by the victims of the Flint water crisis. In response to the development Food & Water Watch released the following statement from Mary Grant, Public Water for All Campaign...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Environmental Groups Call for Strict Regulation of Greenhouse Gases as Hazardous Air Pollutants
Dozens of national and grassroots environmental organizations led by Food & Water Watch filed a petition today with the EPA , calling on the agency to regulate greenhouse gases as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act. This section of the law requires that...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Public Interest Groups File Lawsuit for Clean Water, Gather at Capitol Building to Demand Accountability
Today, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the State of Iowa claiming that the state has violated its obligation to protect the Raccoon River for the use and benefit of all Iowans. This obligation is called the Public Trust Doctrine, which...
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
New Study: Bold Energy Efficiency Program Would Save $1.3 Trillion, Create More Than 20 Million Jobs Over 15 Years
A comprehensive new report released today by the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch demonstrates the immense role improved building energy efficiency standards can and must play in any effective climate change policy. The report focuses on what is by far the largest source of energy...
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Monday, March 18, 2019
Exxon’s Climate Denial Comes Under Scrutiny in EU Parliament on Thursday
On Thursday, March 21 , the EU Parliament will hold the first-ever hearings by a major body of lawmakers focused on ExxonMobil’s climate denial, in response to a petition brought by Food & Water Europe, the European programme of U.S.-based Food & Water Watch. The hearing illustrates...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Food & Water Watch Encouraged by Limited Restoration of Local Control Over Oil and Gas Operations, Calls for Ban on Fracking
The Colorado State Senate today passed SB19-18, which would restore some local control over oil and gas operations, by a vote of 19 to 15. If it becomes law, the bill would overturn parts of a 2016 state supreme court ruling, which found that only the state could regulate oil and gas development...
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Monday, March 04, 2019
Advocacy Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting 21 Young Climate Fighters in Juliana v. U.S.
On Friday the advocacy groups Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit an amicus curiae brief in the case of Juliana v. United States, the matter involving 21 young plaintiffs suing the government over inaction on climate...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Reps. Lawrence, Khanna, Kildee, Omar, Delgado to Join Sen. Sanders in Introducing the WATER Act to Address Water Justice in America
“The alarming rise in water bills over the past decade is slated to get much worse. As more and more families struggle to pay for and access one of the most essential human rights, it will fall into the hands of our elected officials to dedicate sufficient funds to ensure water is affordable, safe...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
USDA Quietly Approves New Line Speed Waivers for Chicken Plants
Last night, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a new list of chicken slaughter plants that have been approved to increase their line speeds to 175 birds per minute under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS). Two new plants were quietly added to the list – one located in...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Trump’s Nomination of Kelly Craft for U.N. Ambassador Is a Slap in the Face of Climate Science and Human Rights
Recently via Twitter, President Trump announced that he intended to nominate Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada, to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “We are...
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