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News Release | U.S. PIRG

New York City votes to ban gas in new buildings

In a landmark decision, the New York City Council voted with an overwhelming majority Wednesday to pass legislation banning gas-powered heaters, stoves, and water boilers in new buildings, effectively requiring any new appliances to be electric. The ban will go into effect for buildings under seven stories in 2023, and for taller buildings, in 2027. 

News Release | US PIRG | Antibiotics

Small decrease in antibiotic sales to meat production is not enough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data Tuesday showing that sales of medically important antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals decreased by three percent between 2019 and 2020.

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund

STATEMENT: New tip guide reveals how to spot counterfeit merchandise when shopping for gifts online

As we get deeper into the 2021 holiday season, online shoppers need to beware of counterfeit products, from knockoff sports merchandise to fake-branded perfumes or electronics that aren’t genuine.

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