Clean Water

Excerpt from our platform

Water is essential to all forms of life. The Green Party calls for an international declaration that water belongs to the Earth and all of its species. Water is a basic human right! The U.S. Government must lead the way in declaring water a fundamental human right and prevent efforts to privatize, export, and sell for profit a substance that is essential to all life.

We face a worldwide water crisis. According to the United Nations, more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water. If current trends persist, by 2025 as much as two-thirds of the world's population will be living with a serious scarcity of water. Multinational corporations recognize these trends and are moving fast to monopolize water supplies around the world. They argue that privatizing water is the best way to allocate this valuable resource, and they are scheming to have water declared a human need so that it can be commodified and sold on the open market ensuring that the allocation of water will be based on principles of scarcity and profit maximization.

We do not agree. With water sold to the highest bidder, the rich will have plenty while the poor will be left with little but polluted water. Short-term profits will preclude any concern for long term sustainability. We must stop this privatization before the infrastructures become so established that it will be impossible to avoid a disaster of epic proportions.

Jesse Johnson, Mountain Party of West Virginia 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate


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Cleveland OH: The Green Party of Ohio stands with and supports those who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have joined forces to protest the construction by Energy Transfer Partners of the pipeline, which would cross over ancient Native American burial grounds.


Cleveland OH: The Green Party of Ohio is urging the voters of Youngstown, Ohio to support Charter Amendment Number 6, otherwise known as the Community Bill of Rights in the election to be held on November 8th. This amendment would codify the right of the citizens of Youngstown to enjoy the benefits of clean water, air and soil and give them the right of local control in matters of the procedure known as fracking and the disposal of wastes that are the end result of fracking.

The amendment would ban the city government or any corporation from engaging in fracking or disposing of fracking wastes within the city limits. It would also hold accountable the parties engaging in fracking on properties adjacent to the city of Youngstown, including the Meander Creek Reservoir. This reservoir contains the water supply for the city of Youngstown as well as other area municipalities.