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New Press Releases

July 2, 2015

Press Releases : With No Indication of Investigation of Pa. DOH Negligence on Fracking Health Complaints, Group Demands Records from Attorney General

Food & Water Watch submitted today a Right-to-Know request to the state attorney general’s office, seeking any and all documents pertaining to fracking-related public health concerns in the state.

July 1, 2015

Press Releases : Final Regulations Promote More Fracking in California

“The regulatory process mandated by Senate Bill 4 has been misguided and backwards as it has allowed the industry to frack while and before a study and environmental review were conducted to determine the impacts of these dangerous extraction techniques. As such, this review has no bearing on the regulations, which were developed by the Department of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources, an industry-friendly agency charged with promoting oil development."

Press Releases : Advocates Applaud Detroit City Council’s Rejection of Water Rate Increases

Last night the Detroit City Council voted to reject a water rate increase of 7.5 percent for Detroit resident’s in a 6-2 vote.

June 29, 2015

Press Releases : Food & Water Watch Denounces Beef Imports From Brazil, Argentina

“Today, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it has lifted decades old restrictions on the importation of fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina, countries with a history of the deadly disease of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in their animal herds.

New Fact Sheets

July 1, 2015

Fact Sheets : ET Rover and NEXUS: Two Pipelines Threaten Ohio and Michigan

Two proposed interstate shale gas pipelines, known as ET Rover and NEXUS, could soon cut through Ohio and into parts of Michigan if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These pipelines threaten property rights of landowners, pose public health and safety issues with any rupture, explosion, or leakage, and proliferate fracking by expanding markets for shale gas.

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New Blogs

July 2, 2015

Blogs : This Food Merger Didn’t Save Money 

The giant food company ConAgra announced this week that it would sell off Ralcorp, a private label food manufacturer it acquired just a few years ago for $5 billion after a prolonged bidding war

Blogs : Pittsburgh Residents File Suit Over Water Overcharging

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), the provider of water service to roughly 300,000 customers, is facing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit.

July 1, 2015

Blogs : Swindled by Suds?

When consumers see that Beck’s beer is “brewed under the German purity law of 1516,” many think they know what they’re getting. But is this popular pilsner really German?

June 30, 2015

Blogs : Help Obama See The Marfa Lights: Stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Opposition is mounting against the Trans-Pecos pipeline, a project proposed to move natural gas across the vast Big Bend region of Texas. If built, the pipeline would be a monument to corporate gain at the expense of the public.

Blogs : Texas-sized Hypocrisy Served Up in Denton Over Fracking Ban

In May Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law HB40, a bill reportedly scripted by the oil and gas industry, thereby stripping away the property and local voting rights of the citizens of the city of Denton and every other town and city in Texas.