Food & Water Watch

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

October 19, 2017

James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall

Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Won’t Bring Back Coal

October 10, 2017

EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared ‘the war on coal is over,’ but the loss of coal jobs had nothing to do with the Clean Power Plan, and repealing it is simply a ‘shameful giveaway to profit-driven polluters,’ says Food & Water Watch’s Wenonah Hauter

Greens Urge Democrats To Block Senate Energy Bill

July 13, 2017

Hundreds of organizations have signed a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer urging him to lead opposition to an energy bill that they say would increase dependence on fossil fuel production and hasten ‘climate chaos’

Jerry Brown: Climate Champion or Big Oil Ally?

July 12, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown poses as an anti-Trump climate-change savior, but his policies support Big Oil’s agenda, says Adam Scow, California director at Food & Water Watch

Trump Places Drinking Water on the Deregulation Block

July 1, 2017

The Trump Administration’s plan to rescind federal regulation safeguarding drinking water will mean more Flint like disasters says Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch

Fracking Opponents Celebrate Key Victories in New Brunswick, Quebec and New York

December 18, 2014

Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians talks about the decisions against fracking in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, while Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch talks about New York becoming the second US state to ban fracking

North American Day of Action Against The TPP

February 1, 2014

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US Government Shutdown

October 8, 2013
Tony Corbo explains why the government shutdown threatens public health. The majority of FDA food inspectors have been deemed nonessential under the government shutdown, according to a Department of Health and Human Services memo, and have been furloughed. Meat inspections and import inspections will continue, but the furlough of FDA inspectors still poses a significant…

Privatizing America

August 27, 2013
Paul Buchheit: Regulation is meant to protect all of us, but anti-government activists have worked hard to turn us against our own best interests