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 04, 2018
Trump Unveils Plan to Open Nearly All of U.S. Offshore Waters to Drilling
“Today, the Trump administration released its plan to open up huge swathes of protected ocean areas to drilling. This is not only bad news for the oceans and our coastal communities—it’s a disaster for the climate. At a time when we need to put the brakes on fossil fuel development, Trump continues...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Gov. Wolf Bows to Public Pressure, Suspends Mariner Pipeline Construction
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection acted to suspend all construction related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The order states, “Suspension of the permits described… is necessary to correct the egregious and willful violations described herein.” Food & Water Watch...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Reviving a Carbon Tax Scheme in Washington State?
Governor Jay Inslee announced a budget proposal that includes a carbon tax that will be unveiled next month. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Washington state voters rejected a carbon tax last year. It is disappointing that...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Organizations Demand an Expanded Public Process on Fracking Rules for Delaware River Basin
Representatives of organizations and members of the public spoke directly to the Delaware River Basin Commissioners today during a comment period at the Delaware River Basin Commissioner’s (DRBC) public business meeting demanding a just public input process for the draft fracking regulations and...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Explosion at Austrian Baumgarten Gas Hub and Shutdown of Forties Pipeline System Shows Europe’s Vulnerability
An explosion yesterday forced operator Gas Connect Austria to shut down a major European gas hub at Baumgarten, taking one life and injuring 21 others. Italy depends on gas deliveries via Baumgarten and declared a state of emergency – although gas supplies are expected to be guaranteed by storage...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Advocacy Group Mounts Legal Challenge to Pollution Trading Permit in Pennsylvania
Food & Water Watch filed an appeal this week in Pennsylvania challenging a water pollution trading permit that authorizes Keystone Protein, a poultry processing and rendering plant, to purchase pollution credits from a state credit bank to avoid meeting nitrogen and phosphorus discharge limits...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Advocacy Group Calls For Ban On Brazilian Beef Imports, Citing Countless Health and Safety Deficiencies Over Fifteen Years
In a regulatory petition filed today with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch called on the agency to finally revoke the equivalency status of Brazil as being eligible to export meat products to the United States. Citing countless...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Draft Fracking Regulations Released for Delaware River Watershed
Today residents and organizations from throughout the Delaware River Watershed and beyond are celebrating and vowing enthusiastic support for the proposed ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing throughout the Delaware River Watershed in all “hydrocarbon bearing rock formations.” The groups will...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Shows Shameful Disregard for Public Health and Climate Stability – The Fight Will Continue
This morning the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which may represent a go-ahead for the TransCanada corporation to begin construction of the controversial oil pipeline. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Twelve Years and Not Much Has Changed
Yesterday, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted the most recent audit report on Brazil’s beleaguered meat inspection system, conducted between May 15 and June 2, 2017. It was conducted after Brazilian legal authorities exposed major corruption in its meat inspection system, but...
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