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June 23, 2010
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Americans Overwhelmingly Support Eliminating Cap on Oil Company Damages from Oil Spills

Press Release: Americans are ready for BP to pick up the tab for spill-related damages in the Gulf of Mexico, and a majority also think the U.S. Minerals Management Service is too broken to effectively do its job, according to a new poll released today by Food & Water Watch.

June 22, 2010
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USDA/DOJ to Hold Third Hearing on Competition in Agriculture Industry, Focus on Dairy

Media Alert: The USDA and the Department of Justice will hold the third in a series of historic workshops on lack of competition in agriculture markets. The workshop will focus on the dairy industry. Join Family Farm Defenders, National Family Farm Coalition, and Food & Water Watch the evening before the workshop for a town hall meeting, with testimony from farmers, union members, consumers, and leaders in the national food democracy movement.

June 21, 2010
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Water Filling Stations Tap Into Bottled Water Backlash

Press Release: As demand for bottled water wanes, forward-thinking institutions are looking to water filling stations to meet consumer demand for safe, healthy, low-cost refreshment. This latest development in the national rejection of bottled water is highlighted in Food & Water Watch’s new guide How Your Organization Can Promote Tap Water.

June 18, 2010
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A Mixed Bag of Livestock Fairness Rules

Statement: “Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took long-overdue steps to level the playing field between livestock farmers and the consolidated market power of the meatpacking and poultry processing industry. The proposed reforms to the poultry sector are strong; the proposal on cattle and hog marketing arrangements is a modest first step—but nowhere near what is needed to counterbalance the massive market power of the meatpackers.”

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.

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