Working with community groups and grassroots organizations throughout the state, we are campaigning to enact a permanent statewide ban on the import and disposal of fracking waste. The waste generated by fracking in nearby states is highly toxic and radioactive, posing a grave risk to human health and safety. We’ve won a temporary moratorium on fracking waste, but only a permanent ban will do.
As we push for statewide action, we have worked with local groups to successfully pass ordinances protecting individual towns from all sources of toxic fracking waste. Over 50 cities and towns in the state are now protected, and many more waste bans are on the way! Contact us to find out how to protect your town.
Our organizing is not only focused on winning campaigns; we are building long-term power to ensure that the food, water and environment in Connecticut are protected for our families for years to come.
Connect with an organizer in Connecticut
Nisha Swinton, Senior Organizer
Nisha Swinton is the Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch, covering the New England states. She is responsible for working on the organization’s New England campaigns to protect groundwater resources from the bottled water industry, ban fracking waste from entering our communities, and also worked to pass the nation’s first genetically engineered labeling bills in Connecticut and Maine.