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News Release | U.S. PIRG & Environment America

Statement: Congress should pass legislation to protect drinking water from PFAS contamination

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire introduced the Clean Water Standards for PFAS 2.0 Act into the Senate and the House this week. The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish limits on how much PFAS chemicals producers can dump into waterways and to set water quality criteria to protect human health.

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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