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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.
July 30, 2014
Congressional Representatives and 157,975 Concerned Americans Demand that President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services Intervene in Detroit Water Crisis
Representatives John Conyers and Shelia Jackson Lee joined progressive leaders from Daily Kos, Democracy for America, Food & Water Watch, People’s Water Board, RH Reality Check and Working Families Organization to deliver more than 150,000 petition signatures demanding that President Barack Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services intervene in the Detroit water crisis.
July 29, 2014
Today, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.
“Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the Country of Origin Labeling law for meat and poultry products