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September 9, 2014

Food & Water Watch Denounces Deal to Hand Over Detroit’s Water & Sewerage Department to a New Regional Authority

Turning the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) over to a new independent authority is a false solution for Detroit’s water woes. The deal will not serve the people of Detroit but it will corporatize the system by allowing appointed, unelected officials to determine the cost and quality of the water service, effectively denying city residents the ability to hold decision-makers accountable.

September 8, 2014
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The Senate Has a Chance to Even the Political Playing Field for Citizens by Supporting the Udall Amendment

For Immediate Release: Statement from Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C.—“Today, the Senate begins debating an opportunity to reduce the influence of money in our politics. By passing the Udall Amendment, the Senate will send a signal that Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon don’t represent the will of […]

August 27, 2014
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Federal Approval of Tyson-Hillshire Merger Harms Consumers

Press Statement: “Today, the U.S. Justice Department approved the merger between Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands, requiring an important divestiture, but nonetheless allowing one of the largest meat processing mergers in years.

August 22, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Pushing Forward in BP Atlantis Case

“We are disappointed with Judge Hughes’s decision in favor of BP and will continue to explore our legal options.

August 15, 2014

Following Prolonged Water Shut-Offs, Food & Water Watch and Allies Urge Obama Administration to Declare Public Health Emergency in Detroit

Today, a coalition of over fifty social justice organizations including Food & Water Watch urged President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to declare the ongoing water crisis in Detroit a public health emergency. The groups have asked the Obama administration to make money available from the Public Health Emergency Fund to restore water service to residents affected by the shutoffs.

August 14, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Again Raises Questions with USDA Regarding Australian Meat Imports

Food & Water Watch today pressured USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain whether meat products produced under Australia’s newest inspection model will be allowed into the United States.

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Longtime Food & Water Watch Senior Representative Brother Dave Andrews Retires

Brother Dave Andrews, who for the past six-years, has been integral to Food & Water Watch’s outreach within the interfaith community and other important constituencies, has announced his retirement.

August 13, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Amplifies Pressure on the Federal Government to Ban Fracking on Federal Lands

The national advocacy group Food & Water Watch has ramped up pressure on the federal government to act in the public interest, calling on Congress to introduce legislation to ban fracking on all federal and Native American lands. Last year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released proposed rules for drilling and fracking on public lands, which have not yet been finalized.

August 11, 2014
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New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto

Trenton, N.J. (Aug. 8) – The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the state, our drinking water, and the environment the governor vetoed the bill.   The bill prohibits […]

August 4, 2014
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Secret Deal to Pull Ballot Measures Won’t Protect Colorado from Fracking

The eleventh-hour deal struck by Governor Hickenlooper and Representative Polis to pull ballot measures slated for this November will not protect Coloradans from the inherent dangers of fracking.

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