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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 987
September 8, 2014
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
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
“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
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.
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
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
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
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.
July 31, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the final rule that will transfer most poultry inspection from government inspectors to the companies so they can police themselves. With the poultry industry standing to gain financially due to increased production and fewer regulatory requirements, the plan is a gift from the Obama administration to the industry, one that will undermine consumer and worker safety, as well as animal welfare.