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March 27, 2015
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Obama’s Antibiotic Plan Fails to Address Overuse on Factory Farms

Today the White House released its ‘National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria,’ which is intended to protect the public from antibiotic resistant infections. Unfortunately, the plan falls short the plan falls short of protecting the public from this looming public health crisis in that it fails to adequately address the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms, relying on FDA’s limited efforts to change practices through voluntary guidance.

March 24, 2015
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Maryland House Passes 3-Year Moratorium on Fracking

Calls Made to State Senate to Act in Defense of Public Health, Economic Viability  ANNAPOLIS— The Maryland House today passed legislation that would enact a 3-year moratorium on fracking statewide with a 93 – 45 vote in favor. The bill, the Protect Our Health and Communities Act (HB 449), was sponsored by Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo. […]

March 23, 2015

News Report Points to Chaos in Australian Meat Inspections

Media Statement: A major Australian newspaper revealed today the chaotic state of the country’s meat inspection system after the government tried to privatize it.

March 20, 2015
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Obama Admin. Releases Toothless Fracking Rules; Give-Away to Oil and Gas Industry

“Regulating fracking still risks accidental spills, water contamination, methane leaks, earthquakes and habitat destruction. The only way to mediate these risks is to not allow fracking in the first place.”

March 19, 2015

Governor Brown and Drought Package Miss the Mark by Leaving Out Restrictions on Agriculture, Oil Industries

“Spending one billion dollars will not create new water for California. In order to address the drought crisis, Governor Brown must place real limits on the State’s most egregious water users – the agriculture and oil industries.”

March 16, 2015
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Hundreds of National, State and Local Groups Urge Govs. Christie and Cuomo to Veto Port Ambrose LNG Plan

A letter sent today by advocacy group Food & Water Watch to Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, signed by 217 national, state and local organizations, called on the governors to veto an offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) port being proposed for construction in the waters just off New York and New Jersey.

March 12, 2015

USGS Points to Big Ag as Cause of Eastern Shore Nutrient Pollution

“A new report released today by the United States Geological Survey (http://fwwat.ch/1HMe193) found that concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are among the highest in the nation and attributes these pollutant loads primarily to agricultural activities. The Eastern Shore is home to giant chicken companies like Perdue who leave behind hundreds of millions of pounds of animal waste on the ground each year, while refusing to contribute to the clean up of the Bay. Instead, the USGS report also notes that historic levels of taxpayers’ dollars are being used to clean up Perdue’s and other chicken companies’ wastes. Tomorrow, the state assembly’s Environment and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on a piece of legislation call the Bay Tax Equity Act that requires these billion dollar companies to finally contribute their fair share to the cost of Bay restoration and ease the burden on taxpayers. Now is the time to correct this injustice and hold big poultry companies accountable for their waste.”

March 11, 2015
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Western Maryland Business Owners Join Growing Call for Statewide Fracking Moratorium

Dozens of business owners and concerned residents of Western Maryland descended on the capital today to highlight strong and growing demand in their region for a statewide fracking moratorium. They presented a letter to legislative leaders signed by more than 100 Western Maryland business owners calling for the moratorium.

March 10, 2015

Without Affordability Plan, Proposed Water Rate Hikes a Bad Deal for Detroit Residents

“On Wednesday, the Board of Water Commissioners will vote on a proposal by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) that would increase water and sewer rates for Detroit residents by a combined 12.8 percent. If approved by the City Council, this double-digit rate hike — the largest in a decade — will become effective July 1.

March 4, 2015
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McDonald’s Realizes Consumers Don’t Want Meat Raised With Antibiotics, But Voluntary Measures Aren’t Enough

Media Statement: “We’re glad to hear McDonald’s realizes the public doesn’t want food from factory farms that overuse antibiotics. But voluntary measures are not enough. It’s past time for the FDA to force the meat industry to eliminate its use of harmful antibiotics though enforceable, non-voluntary regulation.”

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