Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Action Alert: Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout

“In reality, this bill will cap shareholder liability from wildfires, while leaving ratepayers on the hook for unlimited costs from future wildfire damage. Furthermore, the legislation reduces public oversight and accountability for utility behavior related to wildfire prevention and compensation.” Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout The California legislature is fast-tracking a reckless multibillion-dollar bailout for corporate utility […]

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‘Absolutely Unconscionable’: Trump EPA Refuses to Limit Toxic Chemicals That Contaminate Drinking Water of Millions

SWAMP WATCH:  “It is absolutely unconscionable for the Trump administration to refuse to even start the process of setting a limit on these poisonous chemicals,” declared Erik Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Communities around the country need swift, meaningful action from the government. Punting responsibility to the private sector and states is

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“Inspected and Passed”? No, Despite What Labels Say

“Inspected and Passed”? No, Despite What Labels Say Documents Show Hundreds of Meat Plants – Including Two Involved in Recent Recalls – Had Inadequate USDA Staffing to Complete Inspections WASHINGTON – New data obtained by Food & Water Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveals that hundreds of meat plants, including two involved

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Ughhhh….USDA Posts Alarming Data About Privatized Inspection at Poultry Plants

“USDA testing continually shows that plants under this privatized inspection model are producing unsafe food. Now, the agency is also allowing the poultry industry to rev up slaughter lines ever faster to increase profits,” said Hauter. USDA Posts Alarming Data About Privatized Inspection at Poultry Plants   WASHINGTON – Last week, on the Friday evening

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Food & Water Watch Sues over water bill, “We’re suing in CA over shady $11B water deal!”

Food & Water Watch Sues: “We’re suing in CA over shady $11B water deal!” For over five years, we’ve been fighting every step of the way, with you by our side, to stop Jerry Brown from making Californians pay for his massive water tunnels that will mainly benefit corporate agribusinesses. And even though Governor Brown colluded with Metropolitan Water District of Southern

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Big CA legislative victories against fake climate solutions

From our friends at  Food & Water Watch: Big CA legislative victories against fake climate solutions We took on some of the biggest fights in the legislature and in the end, we were able to overcome massive spending from our corporate opponents. We couldn’t have done this without people power and we thank you for

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