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Press Releases: Water

Press Releases Found: 327
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 7, 2015

Baltimore Water Shut-Offs Violate Human Right to Water

Baltimore’s Department of Public Works could deny 25,000 households, or approximately 75,000 people, their human right to water. The city must stop residential shutoffs and turn the water back on to avoid a human rights and public health disaster.

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Maryland Senate Passes Legislation to Stall Fracking

On Monday night, the Maryland State Senate passed legislation that would enact a two-year moratorium on fracking in the state.In response, Dr. Ann Bristow, a commissioner on Governor O’Malley’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, issued the following statement on behalf of the Don’t Frack Maryland campaign

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 […]

April 1, 2015
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California Gov. Brown’s drought mandate lets Big Ag & Big Oil off the hook

“It is disappointing that Governor Brown’s executive order to reduce California water use does not address the state’s most egregious corporate water abuses. In the midst of a severe drought, the Governor continues to allow corporate farms and oil interests to deplete and pollute our precious groundwater resources that are crucial for saving water.  

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.

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