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Statement: Manchin bill would promote energy efficiency, “the cleanest energy”

he Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing Thursday on a wide-ranging energy infrastructure bill put forth by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The discussion draft includes investments in grid infrastructure and resilience, and multiple approaches to reduce global warming emissions, including carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency programs, and battery manufacturing and recycling. The bill also includes $1.2 billion annually for nuclear power plants. 

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Over 5,600 people sign petition calling for strong federal protection from surprise medical bills

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra must implement strong regulations to protect consumers from out-of-network medical bills by July 1, 2021

News Release | U.S. PIRG & Environment America

Statement: Committee advances important drinking water bills

The U.S. House Energy & Commerce environment subcommittee advanced two key measures to protect drinking water on Wednesday: H.R. 3291, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act (AQUA), and H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Protection

Statement: Safe Sleep Act passes House, awaits vote in Senate

In an effort to protect infants from unsafe consumer products, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021.

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Statement: Department of Transportation puts another brake on Houston’s proposed I-45 expansion

The United States Department of Transportation has reportedly told Texas transportation officials on Wednesday to stop eminent domain activities around a proposed multi-billion highway widening project that would cut through downtown Houston.

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