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Press Releases: Tap Water

Press Releases Found: 7
October 10, 2014
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Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process

Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today. This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating broad support for a ban on fracking.

June 24, 2013

Food & Water Watch, Surfrider Foundation Team Up to Protect Shores from Plastic Pollution

That’s why Food & Water Watch and the Surfrider Foundation today launched an initiative to protect our shores and oceans from plastic pollution.

December 7, 2012
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Contrary to Claims of Latest Government Report, Natural Gas Exports Will Only Help the 1%

In response to yesterday’s report touting the “aggregate” economic benefits of liquefied natural gas exports – commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy and conducted by NERA Economic Consulting – Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter and Clean Ocean Action Executive Director Cindy Zipf released the following statement…

September 6, 2012

Concord, Massachusetts First to Ban the Bottle

“On September 5, the Massachusetts Attorney General approved amendments that the town of Concord made to its bylaws, making it the first town in the United States to ban the sale of plain, single-use bottled water. We applaud this historic decision.

March 12, 2012

Senator Sweeney and Speaker Oliver Should Post Resolution to Oppose Huge Rate Increases by NJ American Water

Media Statement: We commend New Jersey Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblyman Chris Brown for introducing bi-partisan legislation to oppose New Jersey American Water’s unnecessary and costly rate hike for its customers. The concurrent resolutions demands that the Ratepayer Advocate, an independent State agency, seek water rate decreases to the tune of $45 on behalf of consumers rather than the $99 million increase proposed by NJ American Water.

April 5, 2011

No Matter What Happens on Friday, Government Likely to Shut Down Food & Water Protections

Press Release: Whether or not Congress shuts down this week lawmakers will likely cut food and water protections, which could increase foodborne illness, cut badly-needed federal money allocated to maintaining our aging water infrastructure, and hurt the economy, according to a national consumer organization.

February 2, 2011
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Steps to Curb Rocket Fuel and Other Chemicals in Drinking Water Overdue, but Laudable 

Media Statement: “Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would finally take steps to protect U.S. consumers from the potential hazards of perchlorate by issuing the first ever limits of the chemical in drinking water. A component of rocket fuel, perchlorate has been found in the drinking water supplies of 35 states and the District of Columbia.