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May 22, 2014
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New Water Finance Bill a False Solution for Community Water Woes

Community water systems were dealt a raw deal today with the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which among other things, establishes the misleadingly named Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).

May 21, 2014
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Petco and Petsmart Phasing Out Sales of Chinese Pet Treats Commendable, But Not Enough

Yesterday, both Petco and Petsmart announced plans to stop carrying pet treats manufactured in China. While these major pet food retailers should be commended for their actions, we are disappointed that they will not remove the products from their shelves immediately.

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Communities Speak Out Against Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms

At the urging of Food & Water Watch, eight cities have passed resolutions in support of national legislation to stop the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock – HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA)

May 20, 2014
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Santa Cruz County First to Ban Fracking in California

Press Release: The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 today to prohibit fracking and oil and gas development in Santa Cruz County. Food & Water Watch,, Environment California, Center for Biological Diversity, Californians Against Fracking, Santa Cruz Sierra Club, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and UC Santa Cruz students rallied with Supervisor John Leopold after the vote to celebrate the victory.

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Food & Water Watch Decries Flour Milling Merger

“Consumer and farmers were dealt a blow today when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the largest flour mill merger in history with the minimal requirement that only four mills be divested.

May 19, 2014
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Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Urge Congress to Reject Harmful Appropriations Policy Riders on COOL and Farmer Protections

Today, farm, rural, consumer, labor and environmental groups from across the United States delivered two separate letters to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to reject any efforts in their upcoming 2015 Appropriations Bill to insert policy riders that would harm family farmers, ranchers and consumers.

May 16, 2014

FDA’s Latest Report on Imported Pet Treats from China Shows Weakness of our Trade Policies

“Today, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest update on the number of pet illnesses associated with imported pet treats from China, and the numbers have grown to 4,800 cases, including three human illnesses and 1,000 canine deaths

May 14, 2014
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German Environment Ministers Institute De Facto Moratorium on Fracking

Today, Food & Water Watch learned that German Environment Ministers have banded together to make changes to mining law that will effectively create a de facto moratorium on fracking in most areas of Germany.

May 6, 2014
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Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for Governor Brown

Media Statement: Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for Governor Brown

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Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for President Obama and Congress

“The Third National Climate Assessment, released this morning, highlights once again that the Obama administration needs to seriously rethink its approach to combatting climate change. It’s time to consider energy policies that fuel American communities over the long term, not pad the profits of the oil and gas industry.

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