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Entries by Wenonah Hauter from 03/2011

America's Poor and the Human Right to Water

| Posted 03.10.2011 | Green

Obama's budget cuts will make it harder for municipalities to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to average U.S. households, but the poorest Americans will be even more at risk of losing access to these basic human rights.

It's Time for a Ban on Fracking

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Green

Fracking threatens our water -- water we use for drinking, farming and bathing -- and the speed with which the industry is developing drilling sites while federal and local governments slowly figure out what to do is disconcerting.

Is Washington Gambling on Food and Water Safety?

| Posted 03.25.2011 | Green

Republicans are proposing to cut funding to the USDA and the FDA that would dramatically affect food inspection and food safety programs, including delaying the implementation of the new Food Safety Modernization Act.