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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 994
January 18, 2012
Media Statement: We applaud the Obama administration’s rejection of Keystone XL. However, across the country, dirty energy projects in the form of fracking are already threatening water supplies, polluting the air, and causing a host of public health problems. In order to demonstrate his true dedication to protecting Americans and their essential resources from dirty energy, he should implement a national ban on fracking.
January 13, 2012
Food & Water Watch Says Obama’s Plan to Slim Down Government Hurts Oceans; Warns Against Consolidation of Food Safety Regulatory Agencies
Media Statement: “We are deeply concerned about President Obama’s proposal to move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Department of the Interior, the same Department that brought us BP’s Deepwater Horizon.
“While the mission of NOAA is not consistent with the mission of the Department of Commerce where it currently resides, moving it to the Department of Interior will fail to eliminate any conflicts arising from dueling mandates.
January 11, 2012
Press Release: With the 2012 growing season just around the corner, national consumer organization Food & Water Watch is challenging Walmart, the country’s largest food retailer, to measure up to its sustainability claims and say no to Monsanto’s first genetically engineered sweet corn.
Press Release: Senators Tony Avella, Liz Krueger, Tom Duane, Andrea Stewart Cousins, Dan Squadron, and other members of the Senate Democratic Conference joined a group of organizations to call for a legislative ban on hydrofracking as the public comment period for fracking rules in New York comes to a close. Throughout the comment period, New Yorkers have sent a loud and clear message that they oppose fracking at the four public hearings across the state and in thousands of public comments. The Senators and advocates called on Governor Cuomo to withdraw the flawed DEC SGEIS and urged other legislators to approve a ban on the dangerous gas drilling method.
January 9, 2012
Media Statement: Political leaders of the Garden State are preparing to vote on a one-year fracking moratorium some time today. The New Jersey State Senate and State Assembly are likely to vote to concur with Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of original legislation, which would have banned fracking outright, making New Jersey the first state to do so. The expected vote would result in a one-year moratorium on fracking.
January 6, 2012
Press Release: A broad coalition of over 50 environmental, faith, labor, student and consumer organizations representing hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents renewed their call for a ban on fracking in New Jersey by submitting a letter to New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney asking him to hold a vote on Governor Christie’s veto of NJ’s fracking ban.
January 5, 2012
Media Statement: ECOCORP, Inc.’s planned manure-to-energy plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is just another band-aid for the state’s broken corporate agriculture system and its unsustainable practices that could ultimately harm both Marylanders and their precious natural resources.
December 16, 2011
Media Statement: Today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve a fiscal year 2012 omnibus appropriations bill that would cut a combined $101 million from the State Revolving Funds (SRFs), the mechanism by which the federal government dispenses funds for the upkeep of our tap water and sewage systems.
December 15, 2011
Media Statement: “The Senate hearing today called by Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) to discuss the environmental impact of genetically engineered (GE) salmon is a welcome development. Congress also needs to examine what we know about the human health impacts of consuming such laboratory creations. If they did, they’d figure out the answer: not much.”
December 8, 2011
Media Statement: “Yesterday, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) sent a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that would privatize some of the inspection functions currently performed by Federal government inspectors in poultry slaughter facilities. Food & Water Watch vehemently opposes this proposed rule because we believe it will compromise consumer safety.”