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Biden administration’s infrastructure plan coverage: Resources and interview opportunities

In advance of the president's announcement on his federal infrastructure proposal, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and state groups) is sharing information that can help contextualize the infrastructure aspects potentially in the plan and ensuing negotiations with Congress -- and how each of those aspects will impact public health, the environment and climate.

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New study: Nearly 70% of companies surveyed over 5 years have improved toxic chemical safety programs

The fifth annual Mind the Store campaign retailer report card examines major retailers’ chemical safety policies. It has helped win improvements to company commitments from 70 percent of retailers surveyed.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: As CDC director says, it’s not time to lift restrictions

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have jumped back upward as several governors across the country are lifting restrictions that curb the spread of the virus.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Comprehensive bill calls for U.S. to move beyond plastic

WASHINGTON -- As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly dire problem, elected officials in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation Thursday to address the issue. On Capitol Hill today, Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) unveiled the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021, a bill to improve the health of our people and our planet.


News Release | U.S. PIRG

Lawsuit challenges EPA approval of the use of medically important antibiotic as a pesticide on citrus crops

A coalition of public interest groups, including farmworker, health justice and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus trees to prevent or treat citrus greening disease or citrus canker.

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