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Donald Ross: 1943-2022

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Donald Ross passed away on May 14 after a recent illness. He was 78 years old.

News Release | PIRG

President Biden is acknowledging the loss of 1 million American lives to COVID-19 on Thursday. The Administration marks the sad milestone as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen across the United States in recent weeks, most sharply in the Northeast. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

 The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion -- and the price tag for Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Georgia, doesn’t even include $3.68 billion that the project’s original contractor paid to the owners after going bankrupt.

News Release | PIRG and CoPIRG

On Wednesday, Colorado’s state Legislature passed one of the most comprehensive state bills in the country restricting the sale of consumer products containing PFAS. The bill also aims to restrict PFAS chemicals in fluids used in oil and gas extraction. Many of the restrictions in the bill will go into effect as early as 2024.

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