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We’re Taking Our Water Woes to Congress With WATER Act 2.0
A spectacular mobilization in Albany delivers a clear message to New York’s governor
Many economists tout the idea that we can price carbon out of existence. Here’s why that won’t work.
Family farmers, those on nutrition assistance programs, and the environment will all lose out under the current Farm Bill, which subsidizes industrial agriculture.
Rather than let the hog farms next door ruin their lives, North Carolinians are fighting back against Smithfield Foods
The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to ensure homeowners and renters won’t lose their homes for unaffordable and incorrect water bills in 2019
Mountaire has been dumping polluted wastewater in Delaware for years and received only slaps on the wrist from the state and EPA. Now, community members are taking matters into their own hands with a lawsuit.
RGGI doesn’t threaten dirty energy companies—it protects them.
Before they start drilling, fracking companies need to do surveys to find recoverable gas. Are there ways to stop them?
Chaco Canyon is a New Mexico treasure and the ancestral home of Native Americans of the Southwest. Our recent victory shows: We can fight back against oil & gas destruction.
Ms. Brown’s home of 30 years was listed for sale at $1,532.50 — the amount she owes for water. No one should lose their home for unaffordable water rates, but in Baltimore, it’s a sickening reality.
Sinkholes, ethics investigations, and growing bipartisan criticism: it's time for Governor Wolf to stop the Mariner East 2 pipeline.
90 (!) communities have said NO to fracking Florida. And this year, we almost banned it across the entire state. Next steps:
Flint, the poorest city in the country, still has toxic water and now faces a new injustice that threatens residents’ human right to water: mass water shutoffs.
A new Nestlé bottling plant is facing stiff local opposition
The link between fracking and the bottled water industry is one more reason to take back the tap.
Alison's Toxic Tour of Houston and its horrifying array of polluting facilities near homes and schools. Here's what that means for you.
We deserve knowledge and truth from this corrupt administration to protect democracy and human rights. And that’s why we’re suing the Trump administration.
With the House of Delegates on board, it’s in the hands of the State Senate now to make sure Baltimoreans don’t lose their homes over unaffordable water
There is a water crisis in Martin County, Kentucky -- and Harvard University just might be complicit.
Last year, we stopped Big Oil from fracking in Illinois - And this year, we’ll do it again!
While millions celebrated at the Eagles victory parade, Governor Wolf cut a deal on the Mariner East pipeline
Corruption trial links bribes to the Cuomo administration’s approval of a massive fracked gas plant
Companies like Nestlé target bottled water marketing to people of color, low-income communities, women and children.
Virginia Jumps On the Renewable Energy Train, Led by Delegate Sam Rasoul and Aiming for 100% Clean Energy by 2035
Nestlé and others are profiting from the U.S. water infrastructure crisis -- here's how:
The public deserves to know the details of Trump’s shady infrastructure plan.
The newly released infrastructure agenda hurts cities like Baltimore
The fracking ban bill just passed the second Senate committee, making it the farthest a fracking ban bill has made it in Florida legislature to date.
Nestlé uses public water supplies for private gain — and they think we’ll let them keep doing it. Here's why they're wrong.
If factory farms are making people sick, we have a right to know. A common-sense bill in Maryland would do just that.
A Sweeping Proposal for a Moratorium on Factory Farms Is Happening in Iowa
The company is threatening a frivolous lawsuit amidst growing concern with use of toxic oil field wastewater to grow food in California.
The petrochemical giant that wants to frack to make plastic is meeting intense local opposition
The grassroots opposition to the dangerous Mariner East pipeline project has been prompting state lawmakers to act
BIG Steps: Today, a committee of Democrats and Republican legislators voted unanimously to support a ban on fracking in Florida!
It was a BIG week for the essential campaign to move off fossil fuels and on to 100% renewable energy by 2035
Coalition launches campaign for bold 100% clean energy goal
The powerful bottled water corporation now has even more sway over Maine's environmental policies
Trump's infrastructure scam is dangerous for our communities, workers, and the environment. Here’s a 5 point breakdown:
Watch the recap:
This local pipeline fight has international implications
New York's Governor needs to step it up on clean energy
The first fracking application in Illinois fell through…. But revealed a lot about the drilling permitting process along the way
There’s a Bill in Maryland Simply to Tell Us What’s In Our Air and Water
Senior Organizer Eleanor Bravo reports on winning the fight against Big Oil and Gas in her own backyard.
Governor Rick Scott and the Trump Administration Flip-Flop On Offshore Oil Drilling
Millions of Maryland Dollars Are Flowing Out of State for "Renewable" Energy Certificates
Tap-a-Palooza is a contest run as part of Food & Water Watch’s Take Back the Tap campus campaign, which encourages students to choose tap over bottled water. Congratulations to all 24 participating campuses!
Years of weak environmental regulations, bad farm policy and corporate power have resulted in the explosion of destructive factory farms in Maryland
Across the country, there is momentum to create real change. If we get organized, we can win.
Remember weedkiller and environmental nightmare, Roundup? EPA continues to argue that it does not cause cancer - dismissing concerns from independent scientists and mounting evidence suggesting otherwise.
On the same day Trump's FCC voted to dismantle net neutrality, Trump's USDA announced online delivery of all new farm bill programs. Here's why that is a giant slap in the face for rural America
With a public system Peoria would have a more responsive, reliable and cost-effective water service
A new study concludes that Baltimore City needs a water affordability program for the long-term financial health of its water system.
Power and progress: here's how we're going to (literally) change the world together
Food & Water Watch Los Angeles Organizier Andrea Leon-Grossmann was forced to advocate for her family and her neighbors when a noxious gas odorant spilled near their neighborhood.
Food & Water Watch Ventura County Organizer Tomas Rebecchi was forced to evacuate the devastating wildfires this week. He reflects on how almost losing everything has strengthened his commitment to his work and community.
Groups across New York are asking Governor Cuomo to #WalkTheTalk
A Brooklyn TV station follows our senior organizer Eric Weltman around town for a glimpse into the life of an organizer.
The agency’s proposed rules have worrying loopholes that favor fracking companies
Republicans are funding HUGE tax cuts for corporations by hurting people and the environment. We need to stop them.
In a state where corporate water isn’t afraid to flex its muscle, voters in two towns turn back privatization schemes
Norma Patricia Ramos Castro has been on the frontlines of the fight for environmental justice in El Salvador, and she was shocked to hear about what’s going on in Baltimore
We’re marching forward with the most comprehensive water bill to date -- the WATER Act hits 40 cosponsors and we’re not done yet.
Big news: two cities with treatment facilities pass ordinances banning fracking waste
Energy Secretary Rick Perry made some astonishing remarks about how burning fossil fuels in Africa would help prevent sexual assault
Frustrated with a lack of transparency, Long Hill residents are spreading the word about alternatives to privatization.
Woolsey Operating Company withdraws the first horizontal fracking permit in Illinois
The Dirty Energy industry wants the Everglades. We need to tell them: stay out.
A Sandy survivor speaks out on recovery and resilience.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown told the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to withdraw a water exchange application that would have allowed Nestlé to build a $50 million water bottling plant on the Columbia River Gorge.
With more and more co-sponsors each day, momentum builds behind the most aggressive climate legislation to date
The Department of Energy’s study of net metering is really about undercutting clean energy
Tonopah, Arizona is waging a David-and-Goliath battle against a polluting factory egg farm located less than a mile from the center of town
Two years after the nation’s worst-ever gas blowout at the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, the lives of many families in Porter Ranch and the San Fernando Valley will never be the same. Community members blocked the facility gates on the anniversary.
Residents are fighting to stop this dangerous pipeline running through their communities
We must prioritize an equitable and just disaster response and a sustainable future for Puerto Rico.
Rover Pipeline Spills Gasoline Into Wetlands In Latest Midwest Pipeline Fiasco
Florida Fracking Ban Bills Come on Heels Of Florida DEP Approval For More Seismic Exploration for Oil In Everglades That Could Lead to Fracking
After coalition presses Senate Dem leader, he stands with NYC environmental activists and vows to protect public health
A dangerous new pipeline across Pennsylvania fuels a chemical giant’s plastics empire. Will U.S. or European leaders step up to stop Ineos?
The California fires are the latest in a series of disasters supercharged by climate change.
Market based schemes have never worked, and will never work
As Maryland’s fracking ban becomes law, the battle against dirty drilling is ramping up in several other states
The annual Shale Insight fracking conference shed some (unsurprising) light on the partnership between the Trump Administration and Big Energy
Experiencing the devastation from Irma only intensifies my investment in banning fracking and all dirty energy practices
In the wake of climate chaos, the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans are giving new handouts to billionaires and the fossil fuel industry.
Petition signers vow not to buy Wonderful products until the company stops using crops irrigated with oil wastewater.
The governor who banned fracking is proposing to build a new microgrid to power the capital—one that runs on fracked gas.
As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in America, we must finally begin to put people before profit.
We don’t take corporate or government money so we aren’t beholden to outside influence. Instead, we sue corporations and hold elected officials accountable
There’s a perverse new way to profit off of future climate misery.
As climate change warms ocean waters, we’re seeing bigger and stronger hurricanes—which could result in the release of dangerous pollution from factory farms.
Right now a corporation is profiting off of the water in Peoria, Illinois... but not for long if Peoria residents have anything to do with it!
House Republicans have a plan to slash the EPA budget. It’s up to Senate Democrats to protect the agency’s public health mission.
If you bought Poland Spring bottled water believing that it was from an actual spring, accusations from two new lawsuits suggest you may have been ripped off.
Water testing in Flint reveals lower lead levels for the first time, but water crisis is ongoing
Trump Administration Stuck in State of Denial as Communities Face Disaster
Food & Water Watch Organizer Lisa Trope hiked 485 miles along the Colorado trail this summer renewing her commitment to fighting to protect our climate, food and water.
Announcing the first state-level “Off Fossil Fuels” bill - calling for 100% clean energy in Maryland by 2035
The Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act could not be more needed or timely -- it details how we ethically get to 100% renewable energy by 2035.
The Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act) has a 2035 deadline for moving America to clean energy while emphasizing racial and economic justice. It's the strongest climate bill ever, and we all need to get behind it.
Trump’s call to decimate the agency faded, but Congressional Republicans are still proposing huge cuts.
The looming dangers of fracking and offshore drilling would wreak havoc on Florida’s economy if the oil industry is allowed to expand
Pennsylvania communities are adopting early strategies to resist new drilling projects before they get underway.
USDA is using our tax dollars to build more and more chicken factory
farms – while short-changing the environmental reviews that should keep communities safe.
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
People having fun and doing good at the same time. What could be better?
Food & Water Watch, along with our partners, is launching a nationwide campaign to stop top fruit and vegetable brands in California’s Central Valley from irrigating their produce with wastewater from oil production. Find out what you can do.
The proposed mega-merger will undermine small farmers and limit choices for consumers while likely raising prices.
Delegate Shane Robinson Announces Historic Environmental Legislation for 2018 Session
Advocates warn that a merger between Amazon and Whole Foods will harm consumers and small-scale food producers.
The Trump administration continues to prioritize Wall Street profits over the health and safety of our communities; now there are more delays and obstacles on an already bumpy road to an actual infrastructure plan.
Two of the largest agrochemical corporations plan on combining; the result will concentrate power and raise prices.
The People’s Republic of China’s food safety system is simply too weak to ensure that poultry exports are safe to eat.
Our inaugural issue-based report card shows how Maryland legislators stack up on safe food, clean water and public health.
In a budget-balancing gambit, Pennsylvania lawmakers pair a small tax on fracking with huge giveaways to the oil and gas industry.
Communities should have a say in deciding local issues. Nowhere is that more evident than in Iowa.
Before Trump and his climate-denying cronies can bury the facts, here they are.
Costco may be a media darling, but its proposed use of contract farming is anything but progressive.
The only way we will move America OFF fossil fuels is by building political power. So that's exactly what we're doing.
Dozens of Accidents. Contaminated Water. It’s Time for Goveror Wolf to Shut Down the Mariner East 2
What’s not to like about clean energy and creating good local jobs? Ask the fossil fuel corporations and their political allies who are slowing down wind power.
The first six months of the Trump administration have been littered with broken promises to the rural voters who helped elect him.
Advocates for a ban on fracking lost an inspirational leader in Colorado earlier this summer.
Trump’s infrastructure plan is a massive corporate giveaway. We’re suing to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The 850-page legislation would fast-track dirty fossil fuels, but Democrats are remaining silent.
Detroit resident Valerie Blakely shares her story about living through water shutoffs in her neighborhood -- and how she organized to fight back.
Despite banning fracking, Maryland still faces the dangers of a new proposed fracking pipeline that would run beneath the Potomac River.
Defying Chris Christie’s takeover, elected officials endorse citizen campaign to stop privatization
Lawmakers who have vowed to “resist Trump” must stop this dangerous legislation
This will make you mad: after Maryland banned fracking in a historic win, oil companies are trying to frack in Illinois.
With Trump in power, 100 percent renewable energy is the goal. So where is Governor Cuomo’s plan?
Plastic bottles are destroying oceans worldwide, and our addiction to fossil fuels is partially to blame.
After two years of nonstop work to shut down the aging Line 5, the grassroots movement in Michigan celebrates Attorney General Bill Schuette’s decision to decommission the pipeline.
Grassroots Activists Win the First Battle to Prevent More Fracked Oil Barges in Iconic New York River
Big Ag is suing ABC News over their reporting on food safety. We need to stand up for transparency.
The proposed mega-merger will limit choices for consumers and ultimately make groceries even less affordable than they already are.
Maine's Republican governor is committed to undermining one of the strongest policies we have for developing clean energy.
We joined a public transit rally to support allies fighting for public infrastructure – something we know a lot about.
The fight is not over in Detroit. Residents are determined to get legislation for an income-based water affordability plan ordinance passed as soon as possible.
After more than a year and a half, officials still haven't gotten to the bottom of the Porter Ranch blowout in October 2015.
The state Senate failed to vote on a bill to ban fracking waste, but our movement to ban it keeps gaining momentum.
Challenging a state takeover law, residents show power by demanding democratic control of their water system
Trump's plan to fix America's infrastructure will actually sell our water systems, bridges and roads off to Wall Street.
As Trump rolls back environmental protections on the national level, statehouses across the country bowed to the factory farming industry during this year's state legislative sessions.
Allegheny County Conference Looks to Local Officials and Zoning Codes to Rein in Drilling
Hours after Trump's disastrous Paris decision, New Yorkers hit the streets to demand other political leaders step up.
In one southern state Republicans are leading the way towards a fracking ban
The Trump presidency is galvanizing new levels of social engagement, regardless of political party.
We need the EPA to do its job—protect our health and environment. Here’s how we’ll make sure they do it.
When energy giant Transco Williams announced its Northeast Enhancement Project plan, the company probably did not expect such strong community opposition.
Food & Water Watch endorses the 20/20 Vision for Baltimore, that will bring tools for development into the hands of community members instead of corporations.
Trump’s budget cuts critical programs that protect our food, water and environment. We need Congress to reject it.
The White House seeks to slash spending on renewables and energy efficiency.
The Police Complaints Board was urged to act after Rev. Yearwood was forcefully detained at a march.
As we look towards improving our nation's infrastructure, we cannot ignore the private sector's dubious track record with public services.
The construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline means that one Pennsylvania school is practicing how to evacuate students from the dangers of an explosive cloud of invisible gas.
Activists gathered at over 100 house parties to join new climate campaign and push for 100% renewable energy.
Bad news for the thousands of North Carolinians who live near factory farms.
Grassroots activists have pushed lawmakers to act, and a final vote might come soon.
A bold new art installation at UCLA’s Hammer Museum highlights key Food & Water Watch research on the money behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Scott Pruitt’s EPA is looking for feedback. Let’s make sure they know what we think.
Early reports indicate a gas leak at the Ineos facility in Grangemouth
Trump’s cabinet is the most corporate-friendly in history. We need to keep fighting to protect our families and environment.
Thwarted efforts to close an unsafe BP oil and gas facility remind us just how dangerous the Trump administration’s energy plan really is.
Our nation's infrastructure needs help; hand-outs for Big Business are not the solution.
At Peoples Climate March in Chicago, environmental justice groups, labor, concerned community members will demand Gov. Rauner, local electeds commit to immediate climate solutions, social justice
We must stop the climate chaos that threatens our food, water, and very survival. Join the new effort demanding a clean energy revolution.
Undisclosed conflicts of interest have dogged this influential scientific body’s work for decades.
After banning fracking in Maryland, our next fight is clear: making sure a dangerous pipeline doesn't pollute our water.
NAACP President Cornell Brooks stands with coalition of activists and Atlantic City residents to stop a water privatization scheme.
Don’t let “alternative facts” cloud the debate. Here’s some research with real facts about our environment.
While lawmakers decide whether to enact a statewide ban, grassroots activists press forward with drilling waste bans.
The further delay of a rule protecting poultry farmers shows the control the big meatpackers and poultry companies have over our government—and why we need to fight to create a fairer food system.
Net metering helps encourage the growth of solar energy. So why is New York swapping it for a complex, untested alternative?
While Trump has talked about a big infrastructure plan, New York lawmakers have a chance to actually do something to protect clean water without enriching private interests.
Banks need to maximize oil and gas production if they want to profit off the pipelines they finance. But it's at the expense of our safety and health.
Recent support by state Republican leaders for fracking bans puts heat on Democratic leaders who still support fracking.
Governor Larry Hogan signs bipartisan bill, making Maryland the third state in the country to ban fracking.
Millions in the U.S., particularly poor people and communities of color, have inadequate access to water. A bill in Congress is designed to fix that.
An EPA official in charge of assessing whether or not glyphosate is a carcinogen apparently worked with Monsanto to support a conclusion that favored the company’s bottom line, not the public’s best interest.
Food & Water Watch stood with faith leaders and western Maryland residents to demand that state Senate leaders support a fracking ban bill.
Trump’s proposed budget would mean disaster for the EPA’s ability to protect our health and the environment.
The Pennsylvania Democrat has supported fracking across the state, but tells Food & Water Watch organizer he “absolutely” supports ban.
Here’s how you respond when someone tries to tout the benefits of fracking.
Rural communities demand protection from factory farms.
While Celtic nations are moving forward to end the debate over fracking, fracked hydrocarbons continue to penetrate Scottish shores on dragon ships.
People power will win this fight, but we’re not done yet.
Trump is planning an assault against our environment and our democracy. But we can beat him – if we come together.
The Resistance Address outside the White House sent a powerful message to Trump: we’re not going anywhere.
Before Trump’s address to Congress, let’s send him a message: we will resist—and win.
Agency's announcement marks a positive step forward towards a safer
But we’re not going to let him wreck our environment or our communities.
As the fight over fracking moves to the General Assembly, it’s time for our movement to hit the streets.
We took to the streets in eight cities across New York to tell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he must be much bolder in opposing Trump's disastrous policies.
State legislatures across the United States have introduced bills that would curtail or even criminalize our constitutional right to protest injustice.
What is wrong with Trump’s infrastructure plan? Look no further than the corporate water scam in Rockland County, New York, where residents are being forced to pay millions for a desalination plant that was never built.
As news reports proliferate about the Trump administration suppressing science, it is crucial to understand that muzzling federal scientists isn’t
new—and that science itself is not the solution to our political problems.
Trump’s choice to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat spells more trouble for our food and water.
At Food & Water Watch, we have the tools to help volunteers make their voices heard. Join us to call your Senator today to block Scott Pruitt!
These leaked documents reveal how badly Trump’s plans will affect real people.
Trump’s war on the EPA endangers our drinking water. His plans to gut the agency would sacrifice key programs that support and protect our public water supplies.
If you’re feeling fired up, here are three essential ways to resist Trump’s agenda, and you can do them right now.
A few years ago, the former Texas governor wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy. Weeks ago, he was confused about what it does. He might be running it soon-- and that could mean more fracking.
Increasingly, it’s going to be all of us—our mothers, sisters and friends—who will be stepping up to say enough is enough.
Scott Pruitt has a long history of opposing the EPA. Our senators need to stop him from undermining the agency he’s meant to oversee.
Trump’s nominee list for his cabinet is filled with former fossil fuel executives and climate change deniers. We need to tell our Senators to oppose their nomination.
Sessions held a large investment in the Alabama oil and gas company Energen the same year he introduced legislation to exempt its fracking activities from federal regulations.
These nominees are likely to increase fracking, worsen climate change, and make our food less safe. Here’s what you need to know… and what you can do.
A groundbreaking investigation profiles Food & Water Watch’s research into conflicts of interest at the National Academies—and highlights the outsize role industry plays in GMO science and policy.
Looking back on some of Food & Water Watch's best moments of 2016--and some reasons for optimism next year!
Under the Trump administration, our local work to ban fracking is more important than ever.
Trump’s infrastructure plan is nothing less than an auction of our public water to private investors. We can’t afford to treat our water systems like a business.
Trump's selection of a fossil fuels champion to lead the EPA makes the fight to stop Dakota Access pipeline more urgent than ever.
A new public opinion poll from the Pew Research Group, once again, imposes false narratives on the GMO debate and distorts the public discourse on this controversial technology.
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
I’m proud that Food & Water Watch doesn’t accept corporate donations – which gives us the power to stay on the right side of the issues.
Hundreds of people across Maryland took action last week to demand a permanent ban on fracking.
Administrator McCarthy should address the concerns of communities affected by fracking before the president leaves office.
Pesticide makers and their front groups are exercising undue influence over EPA’s review of the weed killer used on GMO crops. What are they trying to hide?
The peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock need our support and solidarity now more then ever.
New photo project documents fracking's terrible effects on the American communities and people's health.
With the Trump Administration coming, corporations will try to reap the results of the influence they’ve sown. We need to be ready to stop them.
We all want to support this incredible movement and the Water Protectors in North Dakota. Here are some of the ways you can be part of the #NoDAPL movement.
Here’s what we need to do together in the face of last night’s shocking results.
Washington State is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
Congress has handed over $200 million of your tax dollars to a private foundation to steer agricultural research toward the goals of its industry partners, like Monsanto.
A recent gathering of Indigenous activists shared powerful wisdom on protecting everyone’s food, water, and lands.
Activists pay a surprise visit to the financial firm backing proposed oil pipelines in New York and New Jersey.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would undermine our ability to ensure seafood imported into the United States is safe.
Consolidation in the oil and gas industry, like the proposed Enbridge-Spectra merger, only increases the industry’s power to influence politicians and regulators.
Flint, Michigan saw some seemingly good news last week, but their water still isn’t safe to drink.
Despite studies to the contrary, the EPA has declared glyphosate—also known as Roundup—unlikely to cause cancer. Now we have a chance to influence its decision.
Buying meat raised without the use of antibiotics is not enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Congress is expected to take up the TPP after the November election, but voters deserve to know how their member of Congress will vote on the TPP before they cast their ballots.
The recent earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma is now the strongest ever recorded in the state. And the huge build-up of fracking caused it.
President Obama is hoping he'll make real progress on global warming--after his presidency. But he still has time to make real strides against climate change while in office.
Our Northeast Regional Director of Development will embark on a 390-mile bike ride to raise climate awareness.
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it’s not just Big Oil and Gas that they’re opposing.
Because of your support, we’re winning real victories and making critical progress in banning fracking and keeping your food and water safe.
As a new school year starts, we’re ramping up efforts to take back the tap in colleges and universities nationwide.
Last week, activists submitted more than 200,000 petitions to the state of Colorado in support of two strong anti-fracking ballot initiatives. But the oil and gas industry fought back – and it fought dirty.
Petitions are often a key and necessary step toward winning campaigns. And signing is the first step if you want to do more.
Thanks to the passage of a landmark bill, New York City has banned oil and gas drilling waste.
The alarming volume of food imports turned away at U.S. borders is raising some disturbing implications for the safety of our food under the TPP.
After months of hard work—and a few sleepless nights—organizers from Food & Water Watch helped deliver enough signatures to defend local rights to say no to fracking.
Your feedback is important! Let us know what you think about the work we're doing together.
Despite claims that California is leading the fight against climate change, Governor Jerry Brown has refused to phase out greenhouse gas emissions.
The March for a Clean Energy Revolution—the largest anti-fracking action in U.S. history—sent a powerful message to the DNC: we won’t lose.
While campaigning for president eight years ago, Obama promised to label GMOs. Now he’s struck a blow to our right to know what’s in our food.
Already well known as a corporate power grab, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would also reward corrupt foreign governments.
This weekend, we’re bringing the call for clean energy to Philadelphia in a big way, and if you want a ban on fracking, you won’t want to miss this.
Despite sneaky tricks by the federal government, New Mexico activists are keeping up their hard work to protect public lands from fracking.
The policies put forth in the Republican Party's platform would be a disaster for our environment and the climate.
The Senate passed a bill revoking Vermont’s GMO labeling law. Now we need to call on President Obama to stop it.
A small town in New York is facing a public health crisis, and the state government won't explain why it took them so long to respond.
Heather Zichal's defense of fracking makes sense. Beginning with her strong embrace of fracking as President Obama’s top aide on climate and energy issues, she has become a key figure in the fracking world, profiting handsomely as a result.
Despite their claims that natural gas is a clean fuel, ExxonMobil knew and denied the dangers of climate change.
The Vermont GMO labeling law is about clear, on-package labeling, but that’s not what the Senate is proposing.
The nation's spotlight will shine on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this month. We will be there by the thousands, demanding a Clean Energy Revolution.
Wenonah Hauter's new book shows how, after being broken up in 1911, the companies that made up Standard Oil came to make up the four largest oil companies in the world.
This is how trade rules help corporations challenge measures that protect the environment and public health.
A new EPA proposal to raise the amount of radiation allowed in drinking water during an emergency makes no sense.
If Vermont’s GMO labeling law goes into effect next week, it’ll have implications across the country. But a terrible new bill in the Senate could take that away.
Tina Rothery will stand before a judge in court this week—and she’s facing a possible prison sentence for peaceful resistance against fracking.
If we keep on the pressure, soon we’ll have more transparency than ever about which foods contain GMOs.
Howarth’s work on the effects of fracking on climate change make him a powerful voice for stopping fracking.
The bottled water industry has bought some new friends in Congress. The policies it hopes to enact with only harm our national parks.
Some farms in California, which produce a huge portion of this country’s food, have been irrigating crops with what is likely polluted oil wastewater.
Bringing to light the rise of the oil and gas industries, Frackopoly is a must-read for everyone with a stake in our energy future.
Recent shipments of catfish from China highlight why rigorous food inspection is so important, and two ways Congress could unravel progress to make our food safer.
Wenonah Hauter reflects on her new book, Frackopoly.
New National Research Council study trumpets the safety of GMOs, but how much confidence can we have in these findings given the many conflicts of interest involved?
Lead scandals like those in Flint, Mich., and now Portland, Ore. underscore the need to reverse trends in federal funding of water systems.
It's impossible to talk about GMO ethics without considering how corporations like Monsanto use GMOs as means of control.
Will a new superbug connected to the overuse of antibiotics in Chinese agriculture be the wakeup call Congress needs to pass common sense legislation on antibiotic use in factory farms?
More and more poultry comes from plants with very little government inspection. How can you be sure you’re serving poultry that’s safe to eat?
Aging pipes are putting our clean drinking water at risk. It’s time to fund the fixes we need to our water systems – and here’s how we can do it.
The rules will help people living near future sources of methane and other fracking pollution, but existing sources aren’t covered and fracking’s climate impacts are getting greenwashed.
Food & Water Watch’s new issue brief details conflicts of interest and predicts watered-down findings from a forthcoming National Research Council report.
It’s not coal versus fracking that we should be debating; it’s fossil fuels versus renewables.
Coming June 7th, Frackopoly exposes the corruption that enabled the fracking industry’s rise to power – and the growing movement of people fighting back.
An advertiser wasn't happy with a newspaper cartoon about CEO pay. The cartoonist says he’s been fired because of it.
We must keep up the pressure on decision-makers to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Deciding what to feed ourselves and our families is a good first step, but we can’t shop our way out of the DARK Act.
Big Food has launched a charm offensive to sell independent farmers and ranchers on the Trans-Pacific Partnership—and it’s not working.
While the crisis in Flint remains in the headlines, the conditions that led to the disaster remain unchanged. It’s time to call for accountability and action in fixing our water infrastructure.
The National Research Council’s one-sided look at GMOs is antithetical to good science and counters Congress’s requirements for how this prestigious research outfit should operate.
Food & Water Watch joined 300 organizations calling for a democracy that works for the people instead of big money interests. Over 60 movement leaders were arrested on the final day of Democracy Awakening, including executive director Wenonah Hauter and assistant director Patty Lovera.
Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
Corporate influence over our democracy is one of the biggest threats to our food, water and climate.
Industry attacks on Vermont’s GMO labeling bill escalate as a broad coalition urges Senators to defend state labeling laws.
Flint's water crisis has renewed interest in funding community water systems. But some proposed solutions are more helpful to for-profit entities.
A biotech company wants to unleash genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida – but their plan could do as much harm as good.
The DARK Act was blocked in the Senate, but the fight’s not over yet. Here’s why we need to keep fighting for clear, mandatory, on-package GMO labeling!
The 2016 presidential race is fraying the Washington consensus, exposing the downside of trade deals like the TPP. It’s time for a new way forward on trade.
Thanks to months of hard campaigning, the 2016 Tap-A-Palooza winners will earn $1,500 towards water infrastructure improvements on their campuses.
A new Sierra Club report shows how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could undermine efforts to ban fracking and fight climate change.
The food industry’s latest ploy would pretend to label GMOs while making it more difficult to tell what’s in your food.
For two years, thousands of households in Detroit have gone without reliable access to water and sanitation.
That needs to end—now.
Vermont’s GMO labeling law goes into effect in July, and some major companies are starting to give consumers more information about what’s in their food.
Twitter exploded today with reactions to Governor Snyder’s long awaited Congressional testimony on his role in the Flint water crisis.
Thanks to thousands of calls, emails, and personal visits to senators, today the Senate did not advance Monsanto’s Dream Bill. Now, it’s time to tell Congress: we want mandatory on-package labeling for GMOs!
Congress should not block efforts by the states to label GMOs. Senators Casey and Toomey should reject the DARK Act to defend Pennsylvanians’ right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our families.
Why is it that so many politicians are all about letting states make decisions on controversial issues—until some states want to do something that Big Food companies oppose?
A USDA hotline is blowing up with complaints from government scientists about censorship of science, begging the question: Who does the USDA work for? Consumers and
Thanks to the efforts of activists, fracking has become a topic of the Democratic debates. We need to keep the pressure on our leaders to ensure we ban fracking once and for all.
The DARK Act threatens GMO labeling, and it passed a big hurdle this week. Learn what this means, what happens next, and how you can take action to label GMOs.
Aubrey McClendon's legacy should serve as another warning that the age of oil barons must end.
Opponents of GMO labeling say it would increase food costs. Really, they’re more worried about what people might do if they knew what was in their food.
Kona Deep's new bottled water, made from desalinated ocean water, is making waves; but that doesn't mean you should buy it.
The DARK Act is one step closer to becoming law. We need our senators to protect our right to know what we’re eating.
A victory for livestock and poultry farmers in the 2008 farm bill has been long-delayed by the meat and chicken lobby, but now the Obama Administration can finally implement reforms.
U.S. communities are shifting toward keeping their water infrastructure public, and that’s a good thing. But stopping water privatization is only the first step.
The water crisis in Flint shows how badly we need to fund clean water. So why is the Obama Administration cutting federal support for our water infrastructure?
Signing petitions online is important. But to maximize your advocacy, don’t forget to call.
It’s time to put the burden of excess manure disposal back where it belongs – with the chicken companies that created it.
As the water crisis persists in Flint, Mich., concerned residents and their national allies are calling for a moratorium on water bills and shutoffs until the water is safe to drink.
Remember how long it took BP to plug the Deepwater Horizon spill? A massive leak in California has been spewing methane since October, and it’s still not fixed.
California Governor Jerry Brown has finally declared a state of emergency in one of the biggest climate disasters in California’s history, which has been unfolding since October. We’ll keep working with the community until Governor Brown shuts down the dangerous gas facility.
Water in Flint has been poisoned with lead for over a year. Now, activists and residents are urging the Obama administration to intervene.
It’s hard to choose just five, but here are some of the worst moments from the fracking industry this past year.
Colorado towns are at risk of being fracked--even though they’ve already passed bans against fracking.
Two of the largest seed and chemical companies in the United States have announced one of the biggest mergers of the year. DuPont and Dow will combine to create a $130 billion company.
A look back at the hard work and organizing it took to make the fracking ban in New York a reality.
Congress must pass the 2,000-page omnibus appropriations bill this week to keep the government running. Here's the good news and the bad news on GMOs, clean energy, and more.
It’s past time to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for our future. Here’s our plan.
A new report from the FDA raises disturbing questions about antibiotic resistance.
As one town in New Jersey suffers unexpected water rate increases, its experience should be a warning to other cities considering privatization.
The serious matter of security is affecting peaceful protests that would result in elected leaders, like Gov. Brown, being embarrassed by their climate records in their home countries.
Camden, New Jersey’s contract with United Water is coming to an end. The city should seize this opportunity to secure public management of its water and sewer system.
Defying common sense and sound science, the FDA approved GMO salmon last month—but only to be produced in foreign facilities, not in the United States. You may be shocked to learn where this fish is being grown.
Ultimately, QR codes would add another layer of effort for consumers who want to better understand what is in their food.
We’re joining grassroots leaders from the anti-fracking movement to let world leaders know that fracking cannot be part of any real climate solution.
Here are our top victories from 10 years of fighting for healthy food and clean water.
The World Trade Organization has ruled that the “dolphin-safe” tuna label is an illegal trade barrier. Soon, it will rule on Country of Origin meat labels. Can these vital food labels survive corporation-friendly trade deals?
The TPP is massive, sprawling so-called free trade agreement that is about so much more than just exports and imports.
The FDA failed to protect the public this morning when it ignored scientists, consumers, and elected officials by approving inadequately tested GMO Salmon — the first GMO animal to be allowed in our food system.
The bottled water industry wants to write policies for our national parks. We can’t let them.
Over recent years, Flint residents have been subjected to illegally raised utility costs and poisoned water. Now, sixty percent of Flint water customers face having their water shut off.
Ahead of the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris, our activists are helping turn the tide on fracking in Europe.
Over 130,000 people call for more rigorous oversight and labeling.
Kroger, the largest conventional supermarket chain in the US, is buying Wisconsin-based grocer Roundy’s, further consolidating our squeezed food chain.
Last month, the Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum brought together the grassroots in New Jersey to bridge local struggles with the global movement to end fossil fuel dependence.
The regulatory agency in charge of protecting the environment is failing Pennsylvania’s residents.
After more then seven years of secrecy, the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal was finally released. The devil in the TPP details is worse than we thought.
In the lead-up to the Paris Climate Talks, more groups than ever are coming together to tell leaders to leave fossil fuels in the ground.
Sources are reporting that ExxonMobil’s own researchers were aware of the devastating climate impact of fossil fuel extraction and consumption as far back as 1981.
Big business, Wall Street, mainstream Republicans and the Obama administration have been pushing to wrap up the deal.
The New York Times recently reported that Coca-Cola is funding a group of academics whose scientific research emphasizes that exercise, not diet, is key to addressing obesity.
Fewer corporations controlling more companies means higher prices at the grocery store.
There is plenty of evidence that food irradiation diminishes the quality of the food.
Taxpayer-funded research should benefit the public, right? Sadly, that often isn’t the case when it comes to seeds.
This past Saturday, Aug. 8 marked a notable 10th anniversary. But it was certainly nothing to celebrate.
Ask your Senator to support GMO labels.
This is a good week to reflect on Dick Cheney’s role in facilitating fracking. Early in the George W. Bush administration, he put together a task force made up of energy industry CEO’s and lobbyists, known as EPACT 2005, which rewrote energy policy. The damage this legislation did is much broader than is usually discussed.
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter.
During the Congressional appropriations process it is not uncommon for members to include legislative giveaways to corporate interests such as Big Ag and the oil and gas industry. Now it’s the bottled water industry’s turn.
Four Food & Water Watch staff members talk about why they're excited to participate in Climate Ride.
The plight of American chicken farmers is getting notice, and big voices are chiming in to ask that the USDA protect these farmers.
Members of Food & Water Watch reflect on their experiences on Climate Ride.
The suit, which seeks class action status, charges that many residents who had “smart meters” installed saw their bills skyrocket unexpectedly, some of them by as much as 600 percent.
The lifted restrictions on imports from Brazil and Argentina follow a disturbing trend of lowering food import standards, established by the recent attempt to gut Country of Origin Labeling.
Pa. Department of Health logs demonstrate that state residents are regularly reporting alarming health concerns, and that state agencies have failed to adequately respond and address these health problems from drilling and fracking.
Fast Track will accelerate congressional consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that will undermine key consumer, public health and environmental protections.
The two-disc benefit compilation’s proceeds will benefit Marcellus Protest, a nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania, and other grassroots organizations around the country working to ban fracking.
Tomorrow, those Democrats that supported Fast Track in May will have to carefully reconsider their votes.
Pope Francis’ encyclical letter has finally been released (after a leak to the press earlier this week) and we’re excited about what it says about cap-and-trade pollution schemes:
Fracking has become the latest chapter in the sad, epic tale of decades of environmental injustices committed by the fossil fuel industry in low-income communities of color.
While Friday’s vote was a real victory, we must remain vigilant against Fast Track supporters’ efforts to pass a bill.
Jurrassic Park may have more in common with GMO salmon than you'd thought.
Major health organizations around the world warn that antibiotics are quickly losing their effectiveness, and over 20 percent of antibiotic-resistant infections are linked to food.
Documents show that USDA staff recommended poultry recall almost nine months before it went into effect.
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch regarding the EPA's study on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water supplies.
The TPP has been shrouded in so much secrecy that even Members of Congress have had difficulty accessing the TPP negotiating texts.
Many of us take for granted the fact that when we turn on the tap, water flows out of it. But many low-income people in the United States can no longer count on that. Instead, they must choose between spending their limited financial resources on transportation to low wage jobs, or heating their homes; between buying medicine and keeping their water on.
We had the chance to talk to Water Defense Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, about their startling research on recycled oil field wastewater used to irrigate crops in California.
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Fast Track legislation narrowly passed in the Senate.
Santa Barbara County Community Members Urge Gov. Brown to Place Moratorium on Fracking and Support Federal Legislation to Block Dangerous Offshore Drilling
The White House must stop favoring corporate interests by protecting the pesticide industry rather than the pollinators on which our food system depends.
The facts about GMOs are nothing like what the biotech industry would like you to think.
When parents send their children off to school, they expect a few things. Among them that their kids will receive a complete education, and that schools will provide their kids with healthy, wholesome meals.
Here are some of California’s most egregious water abusers and commonsense steps for Governor Jerry Brown’s consideration.
Only people power can defeat the corporate free-trade agenda.
There's an ever-deepening body of science showing that we need to ban fracking—and it’s making the industry very nervous.
Banning fracking on public lands should be a no-brainer for Congress and the President.
Fast Track sets the stage for new flawed trade deals including the TPP.
Private drinking and wastewater providers don’t enter the business just to provide a service—they’re in it for the money.
Groups from all five continents support Salvadoran organizations calling for constitutional reform.
Water pollution trading is essentially a scam.
The ad calls upon Governor Hogan to support the fracking moratorium.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet seems concerned about antibiotics, but he’s taken the wrong PATH to solve the problem.
The special treatment for fracking companies must end, especially when it means depriving people of water.
Consumers are largely unaware that these other brands are not independent companies, creating the illusion of choice.
Take action today and tell your member of Congress to pass legislation to end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
Here are ten ways you can protect the human right to water and promote sustainable water management on World Water Day.
Let’s reflect on the courage and achievement of the brave marchers for justice in Selma 50 years ago and then recommit to championing meaningful legislation to advance voting rights, restore our democracy and protect our environment for all people and future generations.
With the oil and gas industry spending tens of millions every year in public relations and advertising, media watchdogs are more important than ever.
The consensus on the safety of GM food is perfectly clear: there is no consensus.
Christie is selling New Jersey off to the highest bidder, at the expense of hardworking families and our environment.
8,000 Californians came together in Oakland on February 7 to send Governor Jerry Brown a simple message: Climate Leaders Don’t Frack.
When many of us think of farms, our minds conjure idyllic images of small operations tended by friendly farmers, animals grazing freely in dewy pastures, rolls of hay that look like giant Shredded Wheats, bright red barns with silos. But with the advent of large-scale industrial farming, that reality is starkly different.
Energy in Depth's charge that we’re “using kids” is not only desperate—it’s hypocritical.
A quick guide to why the TPP and Fast Track would undermine Democracy and eliminate protections for food and water.
We know that by educating Pennsylvanians and engaging them, one by one, as a part of a statewide movement against fracking, we can win.
USDA’s decision to recall nearly 170,000 pounds of imported pork products overlooked for inspection highlights need to reject trade programs such as TPP or TTIP.
It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Senior Food & Water Watch Representative Brother Dave Andrews passed away on Monday, January 5.
Here are a few of the most unbelievable fracking industry stunts that made the news in 2014.
Representatives Pocan and Schakowsky Take the Strongest Federal Action to Date Against Fracking in the U.S.
A right-wing front group reveals its agenda to promote fracking, gut the EPA and deny climate change.
The merger would consolidate some of the biggest oilfield services companies.
There have been scores of food safety scandals in China, and the most recent ones have involved expired poultry products sold to U.S. fast food restaurants based in China.
Susan G. Komen has made it clear they are prioritizing their pink bottom line over people they’re supposed to be helping.
Turning the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) over to a new independent authority is a false solution for Detroit’s water woes.
A new agreement could lead to the privatization of the Detroit water system.
Free trade agreements have long been criticized as having a negative effect on US manufacturing employment. Tell your member of Congress to let them know: No fast track to trade deals like the TPP!
Rather than trying to promote a civil, honest, impartial dialogue about GMOs, Cornell has chosen to partner with some of the biotechnology industry’s most prominent supporters and defenders.
The National Research Council claims its "science-based" study of GMO safety will be objective and independent. However, several scientists being consulted have heavy ties to the biotech industry. We need to demand the NRC run a truly balanced study, with both advocates and critics consulted.
While Detroit has been justifiably making headlines because of the manmade water crisis there, just south over the Michigan-Ohio state line another manufactured water crisis has erupted.
Residents Ignored by Department of Health Share Details, Call for Investigation and Announce Story-Collecting Initiative
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
The fight for a better food system needs to include GMOs and pesticides -- and the corporate control of our food system they represent.
The loss of the advisory committee represents the loss of critical measure of transparency and an essential peer-review that FDA clearly and desperately needs.
Using their power and money, industry has created a powerful system of incentives and disincentives that has long helped cultivate favorable academic research and academic shills to advance corporate agendas.
GMA introduces "Monsanto Dream Bill" to stop state efforts to require labeling of GMOs.
Decision rejects meatpacker demand to halt popular country of origin labels and predicts meatpackers “unlikely to succeed” in overturning COOL.
The pipeline would carry a hazardous mix of ethane, propane, butane and more.
Rick Berman -- notorious corporate lobbyist -- is targeting us for his latest attack. We're honored.
Statement from Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Citizens United was an outrageous ruling that unleashed a flood of money in our political system.
The biotech industry knew full well years ago that it was setting up farmers for a big, big fall.
If passed, major waterways, including the nation’s largest river, the Mississippi River, and its largest tributary the Ohio River, could face widespread contamination from hard to clean spills.
“Nursery Water for Babies and Toddlers” is another glaring example of how corporations are exploiting a public resource and marketing it to a vulnerable population to make a profit.
Eleven influential figures in sustainable agriculture share how they would like to see more funds directed to advance sustainable agriculture and build healthy food systems.
Statement by Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch
Perdue’s efforts fail to remedy the most unsustainable part of its operations.
Horizontal drilling wells will use millions of gallons of water and thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals throughout the drilling process, putting the Everglades and wildlife at risk.
BLM’s intention to continue oil and gas development on this land is outright.
New trade deals are being negotiated that would hand over more power to corporations.
A Russia Today anchor responds to a video message from Nestlé in which they tried to defend their water-grabbing tendencies.
A major pillar of the President’s climate action plan is increased production and use of domestic fracked natural gas.
This initiative is clearly in response to recent discoveries that the company has been selling customers expired produce, which, according to analysts, is likely due to a severe reduction in the number of employees responsible for stocking shelves and checking on produce.
When a handful of companies—whether it’s Shuanghui or Tyson—control the food we eat, Wall Street and high-paid food industry executives win. Consumers, farmers and the environment all lose.
Americans’ food is increasingly being imported from countries with abominable track records for food safety.
Selling pollution credits to other sources doesn't reduce the overall amounts of poisons polluting our air and invading our watersheds.
When bottled water companies like Nestlé tap groundwater sources for profit, they don’t do states like Maine any favors.
With Japan as a free trade partner, they would be able to work around any legislation designed to curb U.S. LNG exports.
Food & Water Watch tells DOJ and FTC that proposed merger would reduce consumer choice, strengthen retail market power and squeeze farmers
Once again, Nestlé’s pursuit of public water has landed the company in hot water.
Overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is creating a host of public health problems.
As long as environmental organizations like Environmental Defense Fund keep giving the oil and gas industry cover to keep doing what they are doing — sucking fossil fuels out of the ground — it will be harder for the grassroots to demand true, clean energy sources
The TPP is being sold as just another “free trade” agreement. But don’t be fooled, it’s so much more.
EDF has met their match in grassroots activists.
Nestlé has a track record of negatively impacting communities across the country. Now, Oregon is fighting to protect itself from the water bottling giant.
The negative impacts of fracking extend to our food system and the farmers who work to feed our nation.
Communities often receive very bad services from private water providers.
Polices that import heifers from around the globe to fuel China’s factory farms are just further proof that globalization and the industrialized food system have gone too far.
USDA inspectors refused entry to a Canadian shipping container that contained both toxic chemicals and meat products -- an example of why border inspections are so crucial.
Selling bottled water to poor people, and pushing infant formula on poor but otherwise healthy mothers who may not have access to safe drinking water is doing what Nestlé does best: undermining public health in the name of profit.
The only long-term solution for achieving universal access to water is to make it a public service and to use tax dollars to finance water infrastructure.
It takes communities who pay close attention to their city council meetings to stop the corporate takeover of public water systems and fend off what could become tap water monopolies.
Iowa’s elimination of counties’ local control a major factor in factory farm expansion.
Analysis finds livestock on factory farms in California grew by 15% in 5 years, Central Valley highlighted as major factory farm center
Food & Water Watch Calls for USDA to Immediately Halt Brazilian Meat Imports into the U.S.
Food & Water Europe Fact Sheet Details Damaging Impact of Agribusiness Giant
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
The consumer advocacy group is partnering with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to develop accessible and visible water stations at the festival.
Fiji Artisanal Water markets its water as "good for the environment," when it actually puts a strain on our natural resources.
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