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Press Releases: Water

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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 10, 2015

Without Affordability Plan, Proposed Water Rate Hikes a Bad Deal for Detroit Residents

“On Wednesday, the Board of Water Commissioners will vote on a proposal by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) that would increase water and sewer rates for Detroit residents by a combined 12.8 percent. If approved by the City Council, this double-digit rate hike — the largest in a decade — will become effective July 1.

February 2, 2015

Food and Water Protections Weakened Under President’s 2016 Budget

Media Statement: President Obama’s proposed 2016 budget contains several provisions that would weaken long-standing public health programs that protect consumers from unsafe food, while also undermining community water systems.

January 16, 2015

Obama’s New Infrastructure Plan Would Worsen Our Water System Woes

Today the Obama administration announced a slew of proposals that will endanger our water systems by promoting and facilitating the management of critical drinking water resources by companies that often have a poor track record. Through the creation of a new Water Finance Center at the EPA to foster water privatization deals, and through new tax breaks on bonds for privatized projects, the Obama administration seeks to pave the way for big Wall Street firms and foreign water corporations to take control of our essential water resources. These misguided proposals will not benefit the average American, or our public water utilities, but will merely pad the pockets of those who seek to profit off the provision of water and sewer services.

December 10, 2014
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Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

Representatives Pocan and Schakowsky Take the Strongest Federal Action to Date Against Fracking in the U.S. Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced a bill to ban fracking for oil and gas on federally owned, public lands with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). This is the strongest federal bill against fracking introduced in Congress […]

November 19, 2014
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Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste

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

Community Organizing Wins Significant Victories on Fracking and Other Key 
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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.

Building on Regional Trend, Reading, Pa. Passes Anti-Privatization Measure

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

United Nations Officials Visit Detroit to Investigate Violations Human Right to Safe Drinking Water

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.

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