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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: House leaders release sweeping climate plan

Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report Tuesday detailing policies and programs to tackle climate change at the federal level. The report is based on twelve pillars of action with the overall goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the United States by 2050.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

U.S. Supreme Court rules Consumer Financial Protection Bureau structure unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the separation-of-powers principle embedded in the Constitution prohibits Congress from giving the director of the CFPB protection from being removed for cause. This part of the decision in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was 5-4.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Infrastructure Week Resources

In advance of the U.S. House debating an infrastructure bill this week, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and state groups) is sharing information to help contextualize the various aspects of infrastructure spending included in the package, and how each will impact public health, the environment and climate.

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

This week in COVID-19 voting news

This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

Bill amendment would clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’ near military bases

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allocate resources to cleaning up toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals' contaminating drinking water near military bases.

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