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Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

March 31, 2018

Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

Bill Prohibits Baltimore From Selling Properties for Unpaid Water Bills

March 7, 2018

Advocates say that the bill, passed unanimously by the House of Delegates, will help protect elderly minorities who are most affected by tax sales

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Would Facilitate Water Privatization in Baltimore and Beyond

January 30, 2018

Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch says the package won’t yield water cost savings and will obstruct local efforts to make water more affordable

Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore

January 23, 2018

In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore’s necessary infrastructure investments

Economy

August 29, 2017
Food and Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that “regulators have been asleep at the switch”

New Campaign Urges People “Off Fossil Fuels” In Their Own Communities

May 12, 2017

WATCH LIVE: National webcast to launch Off Fossil Fuels WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 4:30 pm EST Featuring: Food & Water Action Fund leaders, including Executive Director Wenonah Hauter, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus, Rita Collins, National Nurses United and Anti-fossil fuel activist leaders from across the country, sharing local victory stories…

Baltimore Water Price Hike Will Disproportionately Impact Low-Income People and Senior Citizens

September 2, 2016

Jorge Aguilar of Food & Water Watch says that the city should instead opt for income-based water service billing in order to fund new infrastructure

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister’s Connections to Fossil Fuel?

January 19, 2016

Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation’s capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown’s sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California’s response to the Los Angeles gas leak?

Here’s What’s in the House’s New Spending Bill

December 18, 2015

The bill increases the deficit while giving multinational corporations a slew of new tax breaks