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, January 09, 2020
Food & Water Action Endorses Bold, Progressive Challengers for Congress
The national environmental organization Food & Water Action announced its first batch of congressional endorsements today, backing six candidates who are bold leaders committed to taking on the most pressing public health, environmental and climate challenges of our time. The organization has...
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
House Dems Climate Plan: Insufficient Response to Climate Crisis
Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a framework for the CLEAN Future Act, a climate plan that purports to achieve a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by the year 2050. Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Trump’s NEPA Environmental Review Rollback Should Alarm Republicans Too
News reports indicate that the Trump administration is planning a new rollback of environmental review standards on major infrastructure projects. This unprecedented rule change to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) would nullify a longstanding requirement that officials consider the long...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
FERC Order Props Up Fossil Fuels, Dooms Climate Efforts
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a long-awaited decision regarding how electricity prices are determined at capacity auction for the PJM regional transmission system. In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution
Twelve conservation and community groups, representing millions of people, today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its decision not to update national standards restricting water pollution from slaughterhouses. EPA’s decision allows thousands of meat and poultry processing plants to...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
House Spending Package Includes Clear Intent to Keep Fossil Fuels Out of Clean Energy Program
As the House voted to approve a spending bill for 2020, language from an amendment passed this summer to protect a Department of Energy clean energy program was adopted in the Manager’s Report, which could create problems for massive petrochemical facilities planned for Appalachia and the Pacific...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Democrats' Drilling Bill Insufficient to Meeting Climate Challenge
Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) unveiled the American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act, a bill that aims to reduce emissions from fossil fuel projects on public lands. In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Banning Fracking, Five Years Later: New York, Maryland and the Nation?
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in New York State. This historic move was the result of a relentless grassroots campaign that pushed the governor to stop the fossil fuel industry from allowing the kind of gas drilling frenzy that was already...
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Monday, December 16, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker Just Dropped a Bill That Includes First-Ever National Factory Farm Moratorium
This morning, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced the Farm System Reform Act of 2019 (FSRA). The legislation is made up of a meticulous set of agricultural reforms that uplift independent family farmers, protect rural communities and public health, and overhaul our broken food system. Among the...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
NAFTA 2.0 Is an Assault on Food, Air, and Water
The Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) should be setting off alarm bells for every person in America. Just like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this agreement eviscerates vital food, water, and air protections. In response, Food & Water Action Executive...
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