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Press Releases: Fracking

Press Releases Found: 115
April 10, 2015
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Maryland Fracking Moratorium Headed to Governor Hogan’s Desk

Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Annapolis, Md. – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation, voting 102-34, that would prohibit fracking permits in the in the state until October 2017. In response, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, issued the following statement: “After months of campaigning, […]

April 2, 2015
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Fracking Legislation Moves in the Maryland Senate

Maryland Residents from across the state rally the Senate to protect Maryland from fracking Annapolis, Md. – A group of nearly 100 residents from all across Maryland rallied in Annapolis today to call on the Senate to pass a moratorium on fracking this session. On Wednesday, the Maryland Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental […]

March 24, 2015
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Maryland House Passes 3-Year Moratorium on Fracking

Calls Made to State Senate to Act in Defense of Public Health, Economic Viability  ANNAPOLIS— The Maryland House today passed legislation that would enact a 3-year moratorium on fracking statewide with a 93 – 45 vote in favor. The bill, the Protect Our Health and Communities Act (HB 449), was sponsored by Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo. […]

March 19, 2015

Governor Brown and Drought Package Miss the Mark by Leaving Out Restrictions on Agriculture, Oil Industries

“Spending one billion dollars will not create new water for California. In order to address the drought crisis, Governor Brown must place real limits on the State’s most egregious water users – the agriculture and oil industries.”

March 16, 2015
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Hundreds of National, State and Local Groups Urge Govs. Christie and Cuomo to Veto Port Ambrose LNG Plan

A letter sent today by advocacy group Food & Water Watch to Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, signed by 217 national, state and local organizations, called on the governors to veto an offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) port being proposed for construction in the waters just off New York and New Jersey.

March 11, 2015
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Western Maryland Business Owners Join Growing Call for Statewide Fracking Moratorium

Dozens of business owners and concerned residents of Western Maryland descended on the capital today to highlight strong and growing demand in their region for a statewide fracking moratorium. They presented a letter to legislative leaders signed by more than 100 Western Maryland business owners calling for the moratorium.

March 3, 2015
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Maryland Legislators, Businesses and Health Professionals Call for Fracking Moratorium

A fracking moratorium bill introduced by Maryland Senator Karen Montgomery, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, and 51 other General Assembly members, was heard before the Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs today. The Don’t Frack Maryland campaign held a rally in support of the bill, citing concerns over fracking’s effects on public health, tourism, real estate, agriculture, organic farming, and recreation industries, and Maryland’s long-term economic outlook.

February 24, 2015
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“Coloradans Against Fracking” Urges Statewide Ban on the Dangerous Gas and Oil Extraction Method

A broad-based coalition of groups has launched Coloradans Against Fracking, urging Governor Hickenlooper to use his executive authority to ban the dangerous oil and gas extraction process.

February 10, 2015
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“Don’t Frack Denver” Calls on Mayor, Council to Protect Mile High City

“Don’t Frack Denver” coalition launches in Colorado: “Fracking makes Coloradans sick, drives down property values and contaminates our public water and clean air,” said Sam Schabacker, Western Region Director with Food & Water Watch. “Denver’s exceptional quality of life is too precious to risk: fracking must not take place in our community or watershed.”

January 14, 2015
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Obama Administration’s Plan to Regulate Methane Offers Yet Another False Solution

Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter  Washington, D.C.– “The Obama administration’s proposed methane rules are yet another half-measure, aimed at trying to clean up an inherently dirty fuel, essentially slapping lipstick on the proverbial pig and calling it ‘climate friendly.” If adopted, these regulations would wrongly promote natural gas as a ‘clean’ alternative […]

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