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March 4, 2013
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.
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.
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
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
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.
February 22, 2013
Press Release: In anticipation of his rumored appointment of Dr. Ernest Moniz to the position of Secretary of Energy, Americans Against Fracking today urged President Obama to reconsider his selection.
A broad coalition of consumer, environmental, labor, student, health, 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 New Jersey.
February 20, 2013
Statement: “Food & Water Watch commends the College Park City Council on their decision to support legislation that calls for a ban on drilling and fracking for shale gas throughout the entire state of Maryland. The College Park Councilmembers recognize that natural gas is the wrong direction for Maryland, and it’s good to see them join a growing list of Maryland leaders willing to take a stand against the oil and gas industry.
“Maryland lawmakers are in a unique position to put legislation in place now to defend against the harmful effects of fracking. This is why Maryland Del. Shane Robinson (D-39) and Maryland Sen. Karen Montgomery (D-MD) introduced a bill to ban fracking throughout the state. Their legislation is the only way to guarantee the protection of public health and the environment, and it’s great to see the City of College Park get behind their efforts.
“Marylanders need only look north to our neighbors in Pennsylvania to see the dangers that fracking poses to our water and air. The state has an opportunity to put the breaks on fracking before it starts. Food & Water Watch calls on lawmakers to pass the legislation introduced by Delegate Shane Robinson and Senator Karen Montgomery that would ban fracking in Maryland before it’s too late.”
February 14, 2013
Press Release: Today, Senator Joe Bolkcom introduced a bill, Senate File 194, that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Iowa. The legislation was drafted with the support of consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and is strongly supported by many national and local organizations and individuals including food cooperatives, organic farmers, environmentalists and food justice proponents.
February 13, 2013
Press Release: Today, Senator Dave Koehler introduced SB 1666, a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Illinois. The legislation was drafted with the support of consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and is strongly supported by many national and local organizations and individuals including food cooperatives, organic farmers, environmentalists and food justice proponents.