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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

130+ groups send letter to Whole Foods Market calling on company to put “Planet Over Plastic”

BOSTON -- Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and more than 130 additional groups from coast-to-coast mailed Whole Foods CEO John Mackey a letter Thursday calling on him to commit to concrete and verifiable steps that reduce the company’s plastic footprint.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: Congress passes much-needed COVID-19 funding bill

 The House of Representatives passed a revised version of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Wednesday. 

News Release | USPIRG

Statement: American Rescue Plan provides critical emergency funding for public transportation

The United States House of Representatives’ passed the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday with more than $30 billion in funding to help transit agencies avoid major service cuts due to COVID-19-related budget challenges.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips

Statement: Massive charity telemarketing scam shut down

 

The scheme fraudulently raised more than $110 million on behalf of sham charities supposedly representing causes such as homeless veterans and cancer patients.

News Release | US PIRG

Statement: FDA plans to reduce toxic metal in baby food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday it will adopt a plan aimed at reducing toxic substances in food for babies and toddlers.

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