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Press Releases: WaterPress Releases Found: 316
November 19, 2014
Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste facilities. Fresh Water Accountability Project (FWAP) and Food & Water Watch (F&WW) brought the suit.
November 5, 2014
In the aftermath of an election with negative implications for the Democratic establishment, grassroots victories on fracking and water privatization indicate that Americans are still willing to vote on crucial issues that directly affect their families and communities.
Reading, Pa. residents voted last night to amended the city charter to guard against future attempts to privatize the city’s municipal utilities and infrastructure. The vote adds to a string of victories in communities throughout Pennsylvania fighting privatization attempts.
October 17, 2014
Officials from the United Nations (UN) will arrive in Detroit this weekend for a three-day fact-finding mission that was spurred by the denial of water and sanitation services to thousands of residents.
October 10, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
Michigan Bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes decided not to bring relief to the thousands of residents still struggling to access this vital resource. Judge Rhodes announced yesterday that he would not issue a temporary order to pause the shutoffs.
September 23, 2014
“President Obama’s executive order today, that hinges on the voluntary initiative, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, is more evidence that his administration is not serious about reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. One does not solve the greatest environmental crisis in our lifetime with half measures and by running interference for the petroleum industry.
September 16, 2014
With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.
September 9, 2014
Food & Water Watch Denounces Deal to Hand Over Detroit’s Water & Sewerage Department to a New Regional Authority
Turning the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) over to a new independent authority is a false solution for Detroit’s water woes. The deal will not serve the people of Detroit but it will corporatize the system by allowing appointed, unelected officials to determine the cost and quality of the water service, effectively denying city residents the ability to hold decision-makers accountable.
August 15, 2014
Following Prolonged Water Shut-Offs, Food & Water Watch and Allies Urge Obama Administration to Declare Public Health Emergency in Detroit
Today, a coalition of over fifty social justice organizations including Food & Water Watch urged President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to declare the ongoing water crisis in Detroit a public health emergency. The groups have asked the Obama administration to make money available from the Public Health Emergency Fund to restore water service to residents affected by the shutoffs.