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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1030
March 27, 2015
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
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
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
“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
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 11, 2015
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
“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
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.”