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Published on October 07, 2014 - Fact Sheets: Fracked oil from the Bakken Shale has put North Dakota at "the center of a revolution," now yielding more oil than Alaska and rising to second place for production behind Texas. But, as production soars, so does the demand for pipelines, trains and barges to transport Bakken crude oil to refineries, increasingly on the East Coast, the most densely populated region of the United States.
Published on June 12, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The rise of genetic engineering has not only diminished the ability for farmers to practice their own methods of seed selection, but also turned another sector of agriculture into a business monopolized by a few corporations.
Published on May 28, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Reading City Council is considering opening up the city’s water system to privatization.
Published on May 23, 2014 - Fact Sheets: Farming is a tough job. Farmers deal with unstable weather patterns and have just a few buyers for most crops. This leads to boom-and-bust swings between bumper crops and dire shortages. Income isn't guaranteed, and farmers are required to put a lot on the line to get their crop into the ground.
Published on May 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP will increase imports of potentially unsafe and minimally inspected fish and seafood products, exposing consumers to more and more dangerous seafood.
Published on April 03, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States' biggest food and beverage companies.
Published on January 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP's contentious "investor-state dispute resolution" allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.
Published on December 18, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Absurdly, proponents of shale gas development argue that pipelines can benefit landowners by providing new recreation areas and better habitat for wildlife.
Published on December 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: American Water Works Company is the largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.
Published on December 02, 2013 - Fact Sheets: While communities across the United States fight against the negative effects of expanded fracking for natural gas, the White House is negotiating a secret trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries that could undermine those efforts.
Published on December 02, 2013 - Fact Sheets: The United States and the European Union are secretly negotiating a trade deal that could make it easier for the world’s biggest water companies to privatize our public water systems.
Published on November 08, 2013 - Fact Sheets: The San Lorenzo Valley Water District purchased the Felton water system from California American Water. American Water and other companies have tried to distort this successful public purchase to undermine other local buyout efforts. Communities should not heed these corporate scare tactics. Felton has benefited from local, public control of its water services.
Published on October 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Fracking takes a huge toll on affected communities, generates massive volumes of toxic waste, creates hazardous air pollution problems, poses long-term risks to vital drinking water resources and threatens to lock in catastrophic changes to our climate. We need to ban fracking now.
Published on September 23, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Elected officials and policymakers have passed the Chesapeake Bay clean-up costs to residents and refuse to make the chicken industry, a main polluter of the Bay, pay its fair share for the waste from its thousands of chicken factory farms.
Published on September 23, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Behind the World Food Prize are millions of dollars from agribusiness and prize recipients whose contributions have done little to reduce hunger.
Published on September 19, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Among its many ramifications, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could fast track fracking in the U.S. by expediting unrestricted liquefied natural gas exports.
Published on September 09, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Antibiotics are critical tools for human medicine, yet far more antibiotics are given to food animals than to sick people, and this practice is putting all of us at risk. Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States, using drugs from every major class of antibiotics used in human medicine. The way that most antibiotics are used on livestock, such as chickens, pigs and cattle, has been linked to the rise of antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria. This means that the bacteria can survive exposure to antibiotic drugs that had previously been effective in killing them.
Published on August 05, 2013 - Fact Sheets: ￼The bottled water industry has generated demand for its product through marketing, persuading Americans that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water, even though the U.S. federal government requires more rigorous safety monitoring of municipal tap water than it does of bottled water.
Published on July 30, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Veolia Water North America is the largest private operator of municipal water and sewer systems in the United States, serving an estimated 10.5 million people in 32 states. Veolia Water North America is a fully owned subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, the world's largest water corporation.
Published on July 15, 2013 - Fact Sheets: The U.S. government is aggressively negotiating two large “free trade” deals with a dozen Pacific Rim countries and the European Union. Although these trade pacts are presented as opportunities to increase exports, the reality is that the small print in these trade negotiations has allowed big business to undermine vital public health, consumer protection and environmental safeguards as so-called “trade barriers.”