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March 23, 2015
Filed in: Privatized poultry inspection
Media Statement: A major Australian newspaper revealed today the chaotic state of the country’s meat inspection system after the government tried to privatize it.
March 20, 2015
“Regulating fracking still risks accidental spills, water contamination, methane leaks, earthquakes and habitat destruction. The only way to mediate these risks is to not allow fracking in the first place.”
March 19, 2015
Governor Brown and Drought Package Miss the Mark by Leaving Out Restrictions on Agriculture, Oil Industries
“Spending one billion dollars will not create new water for California. In order to address the drought crisis, Governor Brown must place real limits on the State’s most egregious water users – the agriculture and oil industries.”
March 16, 2015
Hundreds of National, State and Local Groups Urge Govs. Christie and Cuomo to Veto Port Ambrose LNG Plan
A letter sent today by advocacy group Food & Water Watch to Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, signed by 217 national, state and local organizations, called on the governors to veto an offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) port being proposed for construction in the waters just off New York and New Jersey.
March 12, 2015
“A new report released today by the United States Geological Survey (http://fwwat.ch/1HMe193) found that concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are among the highest in the nation and attributes these pollutant loads primarily to agricultural activities. The Eastern Shore is home to giant chicken companies like Perdue who leave behind hundreds of millions of pounds of animal waste on the ground each year, while refusing to contribute to the clean up of the Bay. Instead, the USGS report also notes that historic levels of taxpayers’ dollars are being used to clean up Perdue’s and other chicken companies’ wastes. Tomorrow, the state assembly’s Environment and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on a piece of legislation call the Bay Tax Equity Act that requires these billion dollar companies to finally contribute their fair share to the cost of Bay restoration and ease the burden on taxpayers. Now is the time to correct this injustice and hold big poultry companies accountable for their waste.”
March 11, 2015
Dozens of business owners and concerned residents of Western Maryland descended on the capital today to highlight strong and growing demand in their region for a statewide fracking moratorium. They presented a letter to legislative leaders signed by more than 100 Western Maryland business owners calling for the moratorium.
March 10, 2015
“On Wednesday, the Board of Water Commissioners will vote on a proposal by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) that would increase water and sewer rates for Detroit residents by a combined 12.8 percent. If approved by the City Council, this double-digit rate hike — the largest in a decade — will become effective July 1.
March 4, 2015
McDonald’s Realizes Consumers Don’t Want Meat Raised With Antibiotics, But Voluntary Measures Aren’t Enough
Media Statement: “We’re glad to hear McDonald’s realizes the public doesn’t want food from factory farms that overuse antibiotics. But voluntary measures are not enough. It’s past time for the FDA to force the meat industry to eliminate its use of harmful antibiotics though enforceable, non-voluntary regulation.”
A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators.
March 3, 2015
A fracking moratorium bill introduced by Maryland Senator Karen Montgomery, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, and 51 other General Assembly members, was heard before the Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs today. The Don’t Frack Maryland campaign held a rally in support of the bill, citing concerns over fracking’s effects on public health, tourism, real estate, agriculture, organic farming, and recreation industries, and Maryland’s long-term economic outlook.