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June 17, 2010
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BP’s Meddling Halts Food & Water Watch Lawsuit Against Feds

Media Statement: “Due to BP’s intervention in Food & Water Watch’s request for a temporary injunction to halt production on the company’s Atlantis platform, we have decided to dismiss our current lawsuit against the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS). This Plaintiff’s Notice of Dismissal Without Prejudice will temporarily suspend our case against MMS until we can re-file it to include both MMS and BP in the suit.

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Are Brazil’s Veterinary Drugs in Your Canned Meat?

Press Release: Yesterday national consumer group Food & Water Watch called for an investigation into the failure of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action to protect U.S. consumers from imported beef products that could be adulterated with residues of the veterinary drug Ivermectin.

June 16, 2010
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Trenton Residents Drown Risky Water Deal

Media Statement: “Yesterday, residents of Trenton, New Jersey voted by a 4 to 1 margin to reject a measure to sell a portion of the city’s public water utility to the private water provider American Water. A coalition of community organizations, labor unions, and environmental and consumer groups coalesced to make this victory possible, despite having spent a mere fraction of the more than $850,000 that American Water sank into the campaign.

June 14, 2010
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DeMaio Ballot Initiative Could Hurt Ratepayers and Environment

Press Release: San Diego, Calif. – Today, San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio delivered a petition for a ballot initiative that would open the door to the privatization of city services, including drinking and wastewater systems. Food & Water Watch, the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, and the Environmental Health Coalition declare the measure a dangerous step that could lead to rate hikes, environmental problems and less accountability, as seen in other cities that have privatized their water systems.

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Salazar: Close Atlantis Today or Get Out of the Way

Media Statement: “The first official response to Food & Water Watch’s request for a federal court order to halt the operation of BP’s Atlantis oil drilling facility until critical safety documents are produced paints a telling picture of how the U.S. Minerals Management Service MMS will operate under U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar’s leadership: More of the same.

June 9, 2010
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European Parliament to Vote on Controversial Factory Fish Farm Practice

Press Release: On Thursday, a week before the European Parliament is set to debate a new report that will lay the foundation for a European-wide policy for sustainable aquaculture, Food & Water Europe released a report detailing the damage caused by a particularly controversial type of aquaculture supported by the agency. Known as open ocean aquaculture (or factory fish farming), the practice consists of the mass-production of fish using floating cages or net pens in open waters.

June 8, 2010
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U.S. Should Follow UK’s Lead to Increase Oversight of Offshore Oil Operations

Media Statement: “Today, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne announced the UK would double the number of inspections it makes to offshore oil rigs, while also increasing the number of personnel tasked to those duties. Food & Water Watch applauds the UK’s move to protect its waters and coastal communities from the oil industry’s sometimes reckless indifference to environmental and consumer safety.

June 7, 2010
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New “responsible” soya label meets global rejection

Press Release: Brussels and Montevideo – Today an initial 219 groups from 30 countries issued a public letter to the members of the Roundtable of Responsible Soya rejecting the new “responsible” label for industrial soya, due to be launched at the RTRS conference in Brazil on 9-10 June. They call the label “Green-Wash”, saying it will make matters worse, not better.

June 4, 2010
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United Water’s Service Failures Indicative of Problems Suffered Under Privatized Utilities

Press Release: Billing problems, poor system maintenance, repair delays, workforce reductions and other cost-cutting measures are just some of the many problems plaguing United Water, reveals a new report released today by the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch. Entitled United Water: Suez Environment’s Poor Record in the United States, the report details how this subsidiary of the French corporation Suez Environment, and the second-largest private operator of municipal water systems in the U.S., compromises consumer and environmental safety at the expense of profits.

June 2, 2010
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Food & Water Watch Calls on Feds to Shutter all BP Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf Until Proven Safe

In the wake of the large-scale devastation afflicted on the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast communities by the Horizon oil spill, the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch today announced a new set of policy recommendations to prevent future similar catastrophes and to overhaul the federal government’s oversight of the offshore oil and gas drilling industry.

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