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, 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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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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