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July 30, 2014

Press Releases : Congressional Representatives and 157,975 Concerned Americans Demand that President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services Intervene in Detroit Water Crisis

Representatives John Conyers and Shelia Jackson Lee joined progressive leaders from Daily Kos, Democracy for America, Food & Water Watch, People's Water Board, RH Reality Check and Working Families Organization to deliver more than 150,000 petition signatures demanding that President Barack Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services intervene in the Detroit water crisis.

July 29, 2014

Press Releases : Pa. Residents with Neglected Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General

Today, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.

Press Releases : U.S. Court of Appeals Decision on COOL a Victory for Consumers and Farmers

“Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the Country of Origin Labeling law for meat and poultry products

July 25, 2014

Press Releases : Meat Plant Previously Passing USDA Audits Now Implicated in Chinese Food Safety Scandal

Press release: In light of the recent scandal in China involving Shanghai Husi Foods Company consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to stop all activities that would pave the way for China to export their poultry products to the U.S. The company, which sold expired meat and poultry products to Chinese fast food restaurants and exported some of those products to Japan, had been audited by the USDA in 2004 and 2010—in an effort to establish equivalency status with U.S. processing plants and pave the way for imports.

Press Releases : Groups Vow to Appeal Ruling on Longmont Fracking Ban

In a ruling issued today, a Colorado state court invalidated a local ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but left the door open for the City of Longmont and environmental groups to file an appeal to overturn a state policy that places the interests of the oil and gas industry over the health and safety of local citizens.

July 24, 2014

Press Releases : More Than 80 Farm, Consumer, Rural and Faith-Based Organizations Call on Justice Department to Extend Review of Proposed Tyson-Hillshire Merger

Today, a coalition of 82 farm, ranch, consumer, rural and faith-based groups sent a letter demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice extend its review of the proposed Tyson Foods (Tyson) takeover of Hillshire Brands, Co. (Hillshire). The proposed merger would join the largest U.S. meat and poultry company, Tyson, with the 11th largest meat company, Hillshire, and would substantially undermine competition in the pork processing and hog purchasing sectors, disadvantaging farmers and consumers and undermining rural communities.






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New Blogs

July 31, 2014

Blogs : EPW Subcommittee Jumps the Shark with New Report

The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has issued a report that is trying to silence any organization that has the courage to stand up for public interest.

July 29, 2014

Blogs : New Water Law in Ecuador: Big Business Versus Local Communities

Who is fighting over water in a country that guarantees it as a human right and also happens to be located at the edge of the largest river basin in the world, anyway?

July 25, 2014

Blogs : The Floating Catastrophe

The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed the opening of the Ohio River, and other major waterways, as a route for shale gas extraction wastewater.

July 24, 2014

Blogs : Martin O’Malley: Asleep at the Wheel

Yesterday, Maryland residents had a rare opportunity to speak directly to Governor Martin O’Malley about their concerns regarding the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point. Too bad for them Gov. O’Malley couldn’t be bothered to stay awake to listen.

Blogs : Q&A With “Resistance” Filmmaker Michael Graziano

Michael Graziano, the filmmaker behind "Resistance," a ground-breaking new film on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, took time to answer some of our burning questions.