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Statement: Colorado Legislature passes bill to reduce plastic packaging, boost recycling

Building on successful programs in dozens of countries and recent action taken by Maine and Oregon, the Colorado Senate passed on Wednesday a bipartisan producer responsibility bill. 

News Release | PIRG

Statement: EPA proposes new action on carcinogenic asbestos

EPA announced a proposed rule on Thursday that would require comprehensive reporting on asbestos, a carcinogenic substance that can still be legally imported and used in the United States.

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

Statement: Safe Sleep Act passes Senate, goes to President Biden

The law will designate inclined sleepers and crib bumpers as hazardous and ban them under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

U.S. PIRG urges Congress to rein in Visa/Mastercard 'swipe' fees

We testify to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on anti-competitive credit and debit "swipe" or interchange fees that harm merchants and consumers.

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