BREAKING: Food & Water Action Releases Senate District 40 Candidate Positions On Offshore Drilling and Fracking7.19.17
Less than one week before the election, divides on key environmental issues revealed among candidates
Miami, FL — Today, Food & Water Action released a questionnaire revealing that the candidates running for Senate District 40 oppose fracking in South Florida, but disagree on whether to allow offshore drilling in the Gulf and the Atlantic. The primary election is Tuesday.
As Trump’s cabinet members go back and forth to defend an outrageous budget to Congress, one thing has become clear: Trump’s agenda is the most pro-fossil fuel, anti-regulatory agenda in recent history. His cuts to the EPA’s budget, his executive orders that harm the environment, and the cabinet he’s stacked with Wall Street and oil executives send a loud message: the federal government is open for business for the oil and gas industry.
This past weekend, more than 4,000 energized progressives from across the country traveled to Chicago to help build an ongoing political revolution at The People’s Summit 2017. The convention, organized by National Nurses United and co-convened by Food & Water Action, Progressive Democrats of America, People’s Action, People for Bernie, and other groups, was high energy. Attendees, simply put, were fired up.
The Trump administration's attacks on our democracy, environment, and most vulnerable populations have spawned great resistance. Across the country hundreds of thousands of people have marched in the streets in the Women’s March, Science March, People’s Climate March and others. But while we must continue to resist Trump’s policies, we must also move beyond resistance and build powerful broad based, and strategic campaigns to rebuild our democracy and economy so that it works for all communities.
Food & Water Action Fund, the political action arm of Food & Water Watch, recently launched Off Fossil Fuels, a new campaign aimed at building political power at the local level. People gathered at over 100 house parties across the country and thousands more watched the launch event online, where activists and speakers shared stories and discussed plans to organize and take on fossil fuels in their communities.
In a sign that environmental issues remain a serious concern for Democratic primary voters, some of the most contentious moments of the gubernatorial race have come over fracking and fossil fuel pipelines.
Statement by Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Action Fund / Food & Water Watch
Many of the state’s leading gubernatorial candidates offered substantive answers to a range of questions about clean energy, fossil fuels, and water policy in a new survey from Food & Water Watch Action Fund, the political lobbying counterpart of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch.
RICHMOND, VA – Today, the environmental advocacy organization Food & Water Action Fund, the political advocacy organization supporting the educational work of Food & Water Watch, joined Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Our Revolution and Climate Hawks Vote in endorsing Tom Perriello to be the next governor of Virginia.
For five years, Food & Water Watch has worked to ban fracking because we’ve determined that it presents unacceptable risks to our water supply. We’ve worked alongside grassroots activists across the country – including in the states of New York and Maryland – to pass bans and other ordinances against fracking.
Now, we’re taking on dirty energy for another reason: climate chaos.