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June 4, 2014
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Obama Administration’s Proposed Carbon Rule’s Emphasis On Natural Gas Undermines Climate Change Benefits

“Plans announced by the Obama administration this week to reduce carbon pollution ignore recent scientific studies regarding the negative effects of natural gas development on climate change and popular scientific wisdom that calls into question the benefits of switching from coal to natural gas.

Consumer Group Files SEC Complaint About GE Salmon Company’s Misrepresentations

Food & Water Watch today is calling on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to force AquaBounty Technologies, the producer of genetically engineered salmon, to come clean to investors about the risks the company faces as it attempts to join NASDAQ. In a complaint filed with the SEC, Food & Water Watch highlights some of the ways in which AquaBounty’s SEC filing misrepresents the market barriers, regulatory hurdles and financial prospects facing its sole product, GE salmon.

Defeat of Measure O Will Undermine Monterey Peninsula’s Right to Water

Residents and businesses in the Monterey Peninsula were dealt a blow yesterday when voters rejected “Measure O,” an initiative that would have set the community on track to gain public control of its water system from California American Water. While the California branch of the nation’s largest private water corporation will call this outcome a victory, Monterey’s families and businesses are the ones who will suffer as a result of keeping the community’s water system in private hands.

June 2, 2014
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EPA’s Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction

“On the heels of two telling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment detailing the substantial negative impacts from climate change around the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to incorporate emissions trading and offsetting in their new carbon dioxide rule undermines its ability to deliver the real reductions in carbon emissions so urgently needed.

May 29, 2014
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Communities Speak Out Against Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms

At the urging of Food & Water Watch, eight cities have passed resolutions in support of national legislation to stop the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock – HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA)

May 22, 2014
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New Water Finance Bill a False Solution for Community Water Woes

Community water systems were dealt a raw deal today with the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which among other things, establishes the misleadingly named Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).

May 21, 2014
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Petco and Petsmart Phasing Out Sales of Chinese Pet Treats Commendable, But Not Enough

Yesterday, both Petco and Petsmart announced plans to stop carrying pet treats manufactured in China. While these major pet food retailers should be commended for their actions, we are disappointed that they will not remove the products from their shelves immediately.

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Communities Speak Out Against Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms

At the urging of Food & Water Watch, eight cities have passed resolutions in support of national legislation to stop the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock – HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA)

May 20, 2014
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Santa Cruz County First to Ban Fracking in California

Press Release: The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 today to prohibit fracking and oil and gas development in Santa Cruz County. Food & Water Watch, 350.org, Environment California, Center for Biological Diversity, Californians Against Fracking, Santa Cruz Sierra Club, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and UC Santa Cruz students rallied with Supervisor John Leopold after the vote to celebrate the victory.

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Food & Water Watch Decries Flour Milling Merger

“Consumer and farmers were dealt a blow today when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the largest flour mill merger in history with the minimal requirement that only four mills be divested.

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