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March 14, 2013
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Americans Against Fracking Science Advisor Applauds Proposed Illinois Fracking Moratorium


Media Statement: “As science advisor to Americans Against Fracking, I salute Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for supporting a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in the Land of Lincoln.

March 12, 2013

Pennsylvania Coalition Launches Push for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

A broad coalition of consumer, environmental, labor, farming, faith and business organizations announced the launch today of a statewide campaign to pass legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Pennsylvania. The coalition was joined by State Senator Daylin Leach, co-sponsor of a GE labeling bill that was introduced in the legislature this week with bipartisan support.

March 8, 2013
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USDA’s Proposed Country of Origin Labeling Rule Will Benefit Consumers

Media Statement: Food & Water Watch commends USDA for taking sensible steps to strengthen Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for meat. There is overwhelming consumer support for country of origin labels and a growing interest by consumers in knowing the source of their food. The USDA’s proposed rule will help families know where the meat in their supermarket came from.

March 6, 2013
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Conservation Committee Votes Against Protecting New Mexico From Fracking

Press Release: This week, in an eight to two vote, the Senate Conservation Committee voted to table SB 547, a bill presented by Senator William Soules that would ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New Mexico.

March 5, 2013
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Bills to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Introduced in Florida House and Senate

Press Release: Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda and Senator Maria Lorts Sachs have introduced bills in the Florida House and Senate that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Florida. The legislation was drafted with the support of consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and is strongly supported by a diverse coalition of over 200 organizations and businesses in Florida including the Sierra Club Florida Chapter, Florida Farmworkers Association, Global Organics and Florida Right to Know.

March 4, 2013
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We Need a Secretary of Energy, Not a Secretary of the Oil and Gas Industry

Media Statement: “President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz to the position of Secretary of Energy contradicts his previously stated commitment to addressing the challenges associated with global climate change. A proponent of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the increasingly controversial method of natural gas extraction, Moniz does not have the independence or the vision to guide our nation’s energy future.

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Coalition Denounces Legislation That Would Pave Way for Fracking In Illinois

Press Release: Following the introduction of a bill that would, in effect, serve as a road map for introducing hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” to the state, 15 Illinois-based and national organizations and individuals including Illinois People’s Action, Food & Water Watch, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment (SAFE), 350.org, Breast Cancer Action and American’s Against Fracking advisory board members Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Steingraber and Josh Fox urged Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly to reconsider the legislation.

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Fracking Would Open Pandora’s Box in Maryland; Ban Needed Now

Today national consumer organization Food & Water Watch released a report that says the harms associated with hydraulic fracturing justify a statewide ban. The report comes several days before the Maryland House of Delegates will consider House Bill 337, which would ban fracking in the state. The report includes a map to illustrate that allowing fracking in Maryland would negatively impact the entire state.

February 28, 2013
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Sequestration Could Jeopardize Access to Safe, Clean, Affordable Water 


Media Statement: The looming sequestration cuts will have a profound effect on one of our very most important resources—water. Municipal water supplies already face severe budget challenges, underfunded to the tune of about $30 billion a year.

February 26, 2013
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Senate Bill Introduced to Stop Fracking in New Mexico

Press Release: Senator William Soules (D-37 Dona Ana) has introduced a bill to prohibit horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico. Senate Bill 547 would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the controversial practice best known as fracking.

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