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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1006
August 20, 2013
Media Statement: With a unanimous vote (5-0), the Marin County Board of Supervisors sent a clear message to Governor Brown that we need to put the brakes on fracking in California.
August 13, 2013
Pennsylvania residents and activists personally harmed by the hazards of fracking gathered today at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to call for the reopening of the investigation into drinking water contamination in Dimock, PA. The resident-activists delivered more than 50,000 petitions to new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on her to reopen investigations in Dimock, PA as well as in Pavillion, WY and Weatherford, TX.
August 2, 2013
A coalition of local and national public interest organizations yesterday filed a brief in federal court supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-held authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate waste from commercial animal farms and seeking to confirm that a large West Virginia poultry operation should comply with all applicable regulations.
The Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice, Food & Water Watch, Potomac Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and West Virginia Rivers Coalition say neither the specific West Virginia agricultural operation in this case, nor the other tens of thousands of commercial farms like it across the country, should be exempt from regulations intended to protect waterways and public health.
July 29, 2013
A “public notification” issued by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on the afternoon of Saturday, July 27, regarding the recall of nearly 200,000 pounds of chicken imported from Chile due to dioxin contamination, exposes gaps in the USDA’s system for protecting the public. Today consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch called on the USDA to explain several critical questions about its system for regulating imports.
Media statement: “The biotech industry’s latest marketing tactic is a website, GMOAnswers.com, which vows ‘transparency,’ but the industry has a track record of being anything but transparent. They spend millions in marketing and lobbying against popular GMO labeling efforts. Their control of patents has prevented research from being done on the long-term impacts of biotech crops and food products. This latest public relations blitz is just more of the same from an industry that is struggling to combat popular sentiment that genetically engineered foods are unlabeled, untested and unsafe.
July 23, 2013
Media Statement: “New austerity measures recently proposed by Congress will have a devastating effect on our nation’s drinking and clean water systems.
July 18, 2013
New Department of Natural Resources Document Confirms Governor Martin O’Malley’s Intention to Forge Ahead with Fracking, Despite Calls for a Ban
Today the national consumer organization Food & Water Watch released a report shared by anonymous Maryland state officials showing that Governor Martin O’Malley’s administration is clearly moving to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state. Governor O’Malley has recruited John H. Quigley, former head of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to produce a report entitled, The Case for Maryland’s Proposed Comprehensive Gas Development Plan Program. Scheduled for unveiling next week, the report notes that Maryland has a chance to create “win—wins” for businesses and the environment alike by moving forward with the “responsible” drilling of natural gas.
July 12, 2013
Media Statement: “We’re extremely pleased by the news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a standard that would reduce the allowable level of arsenic in apple juice, now holding the popular drink consumed largely by children to the same standard as our drinking water.”
July 11, 2013
“The bill package introduced today in Lansing to increase the regulation of fracking in Michigan does not go far enough to protect the health of the state’s residents or the integrity of their vital natural resources. These bills will not protect Michigan residents from the impacts of fracking and we urge the state legislature to instead push for an end to this destructive practice.
July 9, 2013
Press Release: A coalition of farm, rural and consumer organizations delivered a letter to the members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States urging them to recommend that the Obama administration reject the proposed Shuanghui International Holdings, Ltd. acquisition of Smithfield Foods.