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Press Releases: Water

Press Releases Found: 319
June 25, 2014

Activist Groups Praise UN Response to Detroit Water Shutoffs, Urge City of Detroit to Restore Service to Affected Residents

Three United Nations experts have weighed in on the water shutoffs in Detroit, agreeing with our assessment that the situation there is an affront to human rights, and that by denying water service to thousands, Detroit is violating the human right to water for many of its residents.

June 18, 2014

Groups Pressure United Nations to Restore Water Service in Detroit

A group of concerned organizations have submitted a report to Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, urging authorities to take immediate action to restore water services and stop further cut-offs.

June 4, 2014
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Obama Administration’s Proposed Carbon Rule’s Emphasis On Natural Gas Undermines Climate Change Benefits

“Plans announced by the Obama administration this week to reduce carbon pollution ignore recent scientific studies regarding the negative effects of natural gas development on climate change and popular scientific wisdom that calls into question the benefits of switching from coal to natural gas.

Defeat of Measure O Will Undermine Monterey Peninsula’s Right to Water

Residents and businesses in the Monterey Peninsula were dealt a blow yesterday when voters rejected “Measure O,” an initiative that would have set the community on track to gain public control of its water system from California American Water. While the California branch of the nation’s largest private water corporation will call this outcome a victory, Monterey’s families and businesses are the ones who will suffer as a result of keeping the community’s water system in private hands.

May 22, 2014
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New Water Finance Bill a False Solution for Community Water Woes

Community water systems were dealt a raw deal today with the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which among other things, establishes the misleadingly named Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).

March 4, 2014
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Dwindling EPA Budget Reminder of Need for Dedicated Federal Funding for Community Water

Media Statement: “Community water systems were dealt a devastating blow today with the release of the President’s 2015 Fiscal Budget. For the fifth year in a row, the proposed federal budget will cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, and by extension, community water systems.

December 19, 2013

Organizations Denounce Nestlé’s New Human Rights Impact Assessment as a Public Relations Stunt

Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations, including the Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International.

December 12, 2013
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Dallas Fracking Ordinance a Huge Step Forward in Oil Country

“Food & Water Watch applauds the work of FracDallas and other community organizations whose work was instrumental in yesterday’s 9-6 City Council decision to enact restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Dallas.

September 11, 2013
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Flawed Fracking Bill Passes California Assembly

Members of Californians Against Fracking respond as SB 4 heads to Senate for Concurrence Sacramento, Calif.— Senate Bill 4, which undermines existing environmental law and leaves Californians unprotected from fracking and other dangerous and extreme fossil fuel extraction techniques, passed the California Assembly today and will likely head to Governor Brown’s desk after a concurrent [...]

September 9, 2013
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Groups Call on Senator Pavley to Withdraw Flawed Fracking Bill

Press Release: Following Friday’s adoption of anti-environmental amendments to Senate Bill 4, the only remaining bill in the California legislature addressing hydraulic fracturing (fracking), major environmental, consumer and progressive groups including Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, MoveOn.org Civic Action, CREDO, Friends of the Earth, and the Center for Biological Diversity are calling on Senator Pavley to withdraw the bill.

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