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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Statement: Congressional committee moves forward on Build Back Better legislation, which tackles potent pollutants

WASHINGTON -- After a summer of record-breaking air pollution, heat waves and an ongoing public health crisis, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation this week to address many of the pollutants most damaging to human health and the environment. 

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. 

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