Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people's lives and protects our environment.
Our public lands were preserved for the use and enjoyment of all Americans, but increasingly the oil and gas industry is looking to develop them for their profit. These lands are our natural heritage, not profit centers. We must ban fracking on public lands to protect our climate, public health and national parks for the benefit and enjoyment of all Americans. By the end of 2014, oil and gas companies had leases on over 34 million acres of public land. The industry has formally targeted an additional 12 million more acres of public land. Among the many federal public lands that are already impacted or are under threat are Big Cypress National Reserve and Everglades National Park. Food & Water Watch has worked tirelessly across the country to protect our land, food, water and air from fracking.