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October 20, 2014

Press Releases : World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels

Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.






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October 25, 2014

Blogs : Filmmaker: Dear Governor Brown is about “Democracy versus Dollars”

“In California, the story of the anti-fracking movement is about protecting what people have already worked so hard to protect,” said filmmaker Bunker Seyfert. “People understand the problems with fracking, they understand what’s at stake – polluted air and water – and they’re mobilized against it. The only reason it seems like a fight is that there are millions of dollars being poured into it by one of the wealthiest industries in the world.”

October 23, 2014

Blogs : When Will EPA Meet with Residents Harmed by Fracking?

For over a year now, residents from communities affected by drilling and fracking for natural gas have tried to meet with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Specifically, residents from three affected communities – Dimock, Pennsylvania; Pavillion, Wyoming; and Parker County, Texas—have tried to meet with McCarthy to discuss the EPA’s failure to complete the critical investigations into the connection between their contaminated drinking water and the gas development in their communities.

October 22, 2014

Blogs : UN Officials Echo Pleas to Restore Water Service in Detroit

This past weekend, representatives from the United Nations visited Detroit to witness first-hand the repercussions of the city’s on-going water crisis. Needless to say, they were shocked, as I have been too, despite my many years fighting for water justice in the Motor City.