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Press Releases: FrackingPress Releases Found: 118
May 21, 2015
Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast near Santa Barbara, at least 150 community members joined non-profit and local elected officials for a rally and press conference today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to place a moratorium on fracking and phase out oil development in California.
April 29, 2015
Today, Florida state legislators responded to the growing movement of Florida voters who are standing up against fracking and the oil and gas industry. By killing two pro-fracking bills that would have allowed new dirty forms of fracking in Florida, and would have also barred local communities from enacting their own local fracking bans, legislators have protected Florida from the public health and environmental risks associated with drilling and fracking.
“Just like in New York and Maryland, the science showing the dangers of fracking has won out over the powerful oil and gas lobby. A large coalition of grassroots groups devoted to fighting against fracking have once again showed that voters have a say in ensuring that fracking will not be allowed to contaminate our air, pollute our water, and harm our communities.”
April 22, 2015
On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902
April 10, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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.