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Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch.
Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not
Posted on: Oct 31, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine
Washington state is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
How Dick Cheney Kicked off an Era of Cancer Clusters and Eco-Disasters from Fracking
Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: EcoWatch
The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which holds the Halliburton Loophole, exempts oil and gas firms from environmental protection laws.
Federal Approval of Tyson-Hillshire Mega-Meat-Merger Harms Consumers
Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: Food & Water Watch
The Justice Departments opens the door for the merger between two meat-processing giants, making consumers especially vulnerable.
How Private Water Companies Are Fleecing Their Customers
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: Other Words
Private companies are aggressively trying to expand their share of the water service market, and too often we're getting a raw deal.
Are Farm Subsidies Really to Blame for Obesity?
Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: Other Words
To make real, lasting improvements in our food system, we have to get to the root of the problem.
If We End Farm Subsidies, Does That Mean Our Food System Will Be Healthy?
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source: Food & Water Watch
Now is a critical time to start asking questions about what the consequences would be – intended or otherwise – if subsidies go away.
7 Ways Oil and Gas Companies Are Trying to Buy Positive Public Sentiment for Fracking
Posted on: Aug 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Their high-dollar campaign to put a happy face on this risky practice is designed to challenge the growing movement to ban fracking that's heating up across the country.
Why We Need a National Ban on Fracking
Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: Other Words
A ban would protect public health and our essential resources, sending the message that our communities are more important than the interests of the big oil and gas companies.
U.S. Launches Mission to Privatize Water in India
Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. Water Trade Mission to India to secure the entry of U.S.-based corporations into the lucrative Indian water market has Indian water activists seething.
Hello Michelle Obama: Eaters Must Become More Political -- We Can't Just Vote With Our Forks
Posted on: Feb 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet
In our broken food system, a few powerful players make all of the decisions about what we eat and write the rules for the economic survival of independent producers.
Who's To Blame for Our Polluted Tap Water?
Posted on: Jan 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The real culprits are the industries that dump pollutants into our water, and the elected officials who are failing to fund our drinking and wastewater systems.
Michigan Citizens Win a Victory Over Nestle
Posted on: Jul 8, 2009, Source: Food & Water Watch
The people have prevailed in this battle for control of their water resources, but the larger fight still continues.
Corporate Water Barons Indifferent to Running Water But Not Security at World Water Forum
Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: Food & Water Watch
It's unbelievable to think that over 20,000 people traveled thousands of miles to hear shortsighted corporate spin.
Corporate Water Abusers Should Not Be Trusted As Stewards of the World's Water
Posted on: Dec 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Large corporations have convened to talk about reducing their "water footprint" but the real stakeholders have been left out.
Zapped! How Irradiation Is Threatening Our Food System
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source: Food & Water Watch
Lab animals fed irradiated food have developed illnesses from cancer to immune system failure. So why is the government pushing the same food on you?
Small Town Overthrows Corporate Giant for Control of Water
Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: Food & Water Watch
The people of Felton, California learned that they had successfully wrested control of their water from the clutches of a giant corporation.
Is Your Drinking Water Contaminated? Bottled Water Isn't the Solution
Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Food & Water Watch
Contaminants in drinking water are a national problem that need a national solution.
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