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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Public Health

Statement: Passing the “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act” is a crucial step to protect U.S. children

In an effort to protect young Americans from the temptations that can lead to a life-long struggle with tobacco addiction, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on Friday on a bill that would restrict tobacco sales and marketing.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

U.S. PIRG resource guide for Supreme Court oral arguments on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case

Resources and interview opportunities for Tue., March 3 hearing when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Higher Ed

Deals with publishers could make college textbooks more expensive

A new report reveals insufficient or disappearing discounts, structures designed to force students into the program, and missing information. This all leaves students, professors, and college administrators in the lurch.

News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

San Diego commits to get the lead out of schools’ drinking water

One of the largest school districts in the country has taken a major step toward getting the lead out of school drinking water. The San Diego Unified School District adopted an ambitious plan Tuesday to prevent lead contamination by replacing water fountains with 2,000 new water stations, installing filters, and setting a health-based standard of 1 part per billion (ppb), as recommended for schools by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG and other advocacy groups file new federal lawsuit over energy standards for incandescent light bulbs

The suit filed today against the U.S. Department of Energy challenges the agency’s decision not to update energy efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs, which threatens to increase carbon pollution and increase consumer utility bills.

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