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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 995
March 7, 2014
Del. McIntosh Kills Fracking Wastewater Bill, Leaves Maryland Vulnerable to Contaminants From Out-of-State Fracking Waste
Annapolis, MD — “Today, the Maryland House of Delegates Environmental Matters Committee lost a valuable opportunity to provide protection for Marylanders against the dangers of fracking when it blocked legislation to ban the treatment, storage, disposal, and discharge of fracking wastewater in Maryland. It’s regrettable that the committee wasn’t allowed to pass the legislation.
“It’s outrageous that instead of asking for a simple yes or no vote, Chairwoman Maggie McIntosh asked ‘Who needs to vote for this to get re-elected?’ The fact that she then told a legislator that he didn’t need the vote ‘down there’ in his district shows her intent to not let the legislation through no matter how much support it had in committee.
March 6, 2014
Press Release: In a letter delivered today to the White House, over 100 farm, consumer, environmental and multi-issue advocacy groups and businesses across the country denounced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to deregulate poultry inspections and increase maximum slaughter line speeds from 140 to 175 birds per minute. The groups also delivered 219,785 petitions against the proposal.
March 4, 2014
Media Statement: “Community water systems were dealt a devastating blow today with the release of the President’s 2015 Fiscal Budget. For the fifth year in a row, the proposed federal budget will cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, and by extension, community water systems.
Media Statement: “Today President Obama released his 2015 budget showing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is being cut to implement the ‘Modernization of Poultry Inspection Rule’. We think a better name is ‘The Filthy Chicken Rule’.”
March 3, 2014
Food & Water Watch Calls for Investigation Into Import Inspection Program at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
Media Statement: In light of recent lapses in the import inspection program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), I call on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to conduct an investigation into the increasing number of incidents associated with imported meat and poultry products not receiving proper inspection at ports-of-entry.
Press Release: This week, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture wraps up its comment period on the feasibility of genetically engineered (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) releases survey results that clearly show contamination from GMO crops is happening and it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.
February 28, 2014
Los Angeles City Council stands with residents whose health and property could be threatened by fracking Los Angeles — Acknowledging the pleas of their constituents, Los Angeles City Councilmembers voted today to make the L.A. fracking moratorium a priority to ensure the future wellbeing and safety of Los Angeles. The motion, introduced by Councilmembers Paul [...]
February 27, 2014
With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking Sacramento, Calif.—California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, [...]
Congressional Leaders, Poultry Workers Outraged at Harmful USDA Proposal, Urge the Administration to Take Action
Press Release: Congressman Bennie Thompson and other congressional leaders joined poultry workers today urging the Administration to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from allowing poultry plants to increase processing line speeds – a decision likely to lead to more worker injuries and threaten consumer safety.
February 25, 2014
Media Statement: Food & Water Watch commends Councilmembers Cedillo and Huizar for their support of a moratorium on fracking in Los Angeles during today’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee hearing.