Maryland 2017: Together, we banned fracking, took on factory farms, and fought for safe water!
Victory for Grassroots Organizing Against Water Privatization
Together, we’re an unstoppable force for good. Thanks to supporters like you, we’re changing the story from the ground up. And this is only the beginning!
Our community-led drive was a big progressive victory against the powerful ‘Norcross Machine‘
Town after town along the Columbia River Gorge has sent Nestle packing. Most recently, Goldendale, Washington said 'No' to a water bottling operation. By now, the Swiss-owned transnational company should be getting the message that local residents do not want their water bottling plant.
The Argentinian province Entire Ríos unanimously approved a law prohibiting fracking, making it the first province to ban the risky practice.
Responding to sustained pressure from grassroots activists, the Cuomo administration refuses to grant a water permit for a massive fracked gas pipeline.
After failing to win a statewide ban on fracking waste, we didn’t give up. We organized.
The fracking industry spent big money to expand a dirty refinery in South Philly. But local activists and climate campaigners fought back, because communities harmed by fossil fuel pollution needed jobs, not more dirty air.
Big Oil’s millions were no match for a tough grassroots coalition in this game-changing vote to ban fracking in a California county.
- Climate Change & Environment
Despite the backing of Big Business and Democratic and GOP party elites, the controversial trade deal appears dead in the water. Here’s how activists like you made it happen.
- Global Trade
After years of fighting against companies like Monsanto, we finally have labels for GMO foods in Vermont. But our work’s not done.
In a historic landslide victory, a grassroots coalition of concerned locals blocked Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, from bottling their water. Senior Northwest Organizer Julia DeGraw reflects on this astonishing win.
On April 12, the Prince George's County Council voted unanimously to ban fracking. Now it’s time for Maryland to ban fracking entirely.
Under pressure from a powerful movement of grassroots activists, Governor Cuomo rejected the dangerous pipeline.
The fight against fracking got personal for organizer Eleanor Bravo when drilling threatened her neighborhood. Her community fought to protect themselves, and won.
Through years of hard work, Rockland County residents achieved victory over Suez to stop the expensive, dangerous and unnecessary project.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists, Maryland became the first state to ban arsenic in chicken feed.
On November 12, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed the proposed Port Ambrose gas port off New York’s coast – another victory in Food & Water Watch’s battle against fracking.
In December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a game-changing announcement: he moved to ban fracking in New York state.
Alex Nagy, our Southern California Organizer, recounts how a small town fought against fracking and came out on top.
In 2014, New Mexico’s two largest cities were the first in the state to urge Congress to protect antibiotics for people, not factory farms.
A turnaround victory in Greece highlights the importance of grassroots mobilisation against water privitization measures.
On May 20, 2014, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to prohibit fracking and oil and gas development in Santa Cruz County.
Three states have successfully passed legislation requiring labels for GMO foods. We won’t stop fighting until people in every state can know what’s in their food!
Californians led the first truly citizen-driven effort in the U.S. to affirm the basic human rights to water and sanitation.
After community members organized and spoke out against privatization, Franklin Township’s council unanimously voted to end talks with Suez’s United Water.
Trenton voters soundly rebuffed a proposal to sell a large part of their water system to the New Jersey arm of American Water.
Schools Get Option for Hormone-Free Milk.
Akron residents overwhelmingly voted down the mayor’s sewer privatization plan.