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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Friday, February 28, 2020
Washington State Committee Fails to Protect Public Water from Bottled Water Extraction
Today, the Washington State House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources failed to approve legislation to prohibit new water rights for the commercial bottled water production. SB 6278 would have declared, "any use of water for the commercial production of bottled water...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Washington Bottled Water Extraction Ban Testimony Proves It Will Protect Local Communities and Local Jobs
This morning, a public hearing was held for legislation in the state of Washington that would declare "any use of water for the commercial production of bottled water is deemed to be detrimental to the public welfare and the public interest." A broad range of advocates and local residents provided...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Fracking Ban Bills
Over 570 national, regional, and local grassroots groups from across the country have signed a letter supporting the Fracking Ban Act , the first-ever federal legislation that would ban fracking and all related infrastructure projects. The legislation was introduced this year by Senators Bernie...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Washington State Senate Passes Ban on Bottled Water Extraction
Last night, the Washington State Senate voted to approve legislation to ban water withdrawals for commercial bottled water production. SB 6278 , sponsored by State Senator Reuven Carlyle, would ban new water rights permits for withdrawals for bottled water extraction. The legislation declares that...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Broad Coalition Releases Letter Demanding 'No' Vote on Weak CAFO Bill in Oregon
A coalition of local, state, and national organizations has submitted written testimony in a letter to the Oregon Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 1513 which has a hearing today . The bill would make minor revisions to the approval process for new mega...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Clean Economy Act Fails to Fully Confront the Climate Crisis
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced the Clean Economy Act, legislation that fails to fully confront the scope of our climate crisis. As the world's largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States has a moral obligation to move more quickly to fully phase out the use of...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump’s Budget Is Comically Bad for Food and Water Justice
Today, President Trump will release his proposal for the fiscal-year 2021 budget. Included in the projected proposal is a drastic 26.5% cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an 8% cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and overall a strong priority for defense while...
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Monday, February 03, 2020
New Research Shows Fracking’s Grave Toll on Climate
As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question the supposed climate benefits of the switch from coal to fracked gas-fired power generation. That finding comes in Fracking’s Bridge to Climate Chaos: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Sanders Unveils Bill to Combat Corporate Polluters and Protect Drinking Water
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Prevent Future American Sickness (PFAS) Act to require the cleanup of a class of toxic, so-called “forever chemicals”—known by their acronym PFAS—from America’s drinking water. New laboratory...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
USMCA Is a Cheap Shot at Food Safety and Environmental Standards
Today, President Trump is set to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As leaders like the majority of the Democratic presidential candidates celebrate the deal as a win, Food & Water Action adamantly opposes it. Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter said, “...
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