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Broad Coalition Backs National Trust in Fracking Fight With Ineos

A diverse coalition of groups and academics from the UK and the US released a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May supporting the National Trust’s efforts to prevent the petrochemical company Ineos from making the first steps towards fracking in one of England’s most treasured environmental areas

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Commission’s pie-in-the-sky thinking for ‘abundant’ energy supplies is a bad starting point to reduce the EU’s import dependency.

The Energy Security Communication, adopted this morning by the European Commission, fails to articulate an ambitious, long-term strategy to reduce the EU’s growing import dependency – in particular for natural gas – because the no-regret option of reducing energy demand is not at the core of this strategy.

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European Commission fails to take real steps towards the recognition of the Human Right to Water

The European Commission (EC) made public today the communication on the European Citizen’s Initiative on the Right to Water.

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UK Government Pressed on Pro-GM Position

Food & Water Europe today asked the UK Government to change its vocal but ill-founded pro-GM position in light of the evidence that GM and non-GM farming are incompatible.

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US Family Farmers Warn EU Ministers Against GM Cultivation in Advance of Critical Vote

The National Family Farm Coalition, representing family farmers across the US, has sent a clear warning against any escalation of GM crop reliance on chemicals in Europe.

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1.8 million Europeans Demand the Right to Water and Sanitation

Today on Human Rights Day, the European Water Movement welcomes the submission of 1.8 million signatures to the European Commission, demanding it to “implement the human right to water and sanitation”.

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European Groups Applaud Bern for Becoming First Blue Community in Europe

Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons.

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Food & Water Europe Congratulates MEPS on Endorsing Mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Drilling

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal to impose a mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment for all shale gas drilling activities in the European Union.

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EU Must Draw a Line Under GMOs as Superweeds, Herbicide Use Soar

Press Release: A report released by Food & Water Watch analyzes the connection between the rapid proliferation of GE crops and affiliated pesticides and the rise of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” that have led to the steadily increasing use of more dangerous herbicides.