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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Statement: Clean energy tax provisions could cut power sector emissions more than 60%

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee is debating legislation that could cut power sector emissions to between 64% and 73% below 2005 levels by 2031. Under the Build Back Better Act, tax incentives for such clean technologies as wind and solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles would be updated and extended through the end of the decade.

News Release | US PIRG | COVID-19

STATEMENT: President Biden’s new COVID-19 plan should help curb rampant spread of delta variant

President Joe Biden announced a sweeping plan Thursday to combat the highly transmissible delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

News Release | CALPIRG & U.S. PIRG

Statement: Bill banning PFAS offers important protections for every Californian and especially children

 

The California state Senate voted Friday in favor of the Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act. The bill, which will head to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after a concurence vote in the State Assembly, bans PFAS in paper food packaging, requires disclosure of toxic chemicals in cookware and bakeware, and prohibits misleading advertising about chemicals in cookware. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

Post-Ida Tips: Don’t compound tragedy by getting scammed, or poisoned by a generator

After making landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, Hurricane Ida tore a path of destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way to New York and New Jersey. With billions of dollars in damage from flooding, wind and tornadoes, far too many people must make insurance claims, repairs and begin rebuilding.

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