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Statement: Beech-Nut to stop selling some rice cereal over arsenic concerns

Beech-Nut will stop selling all single grain rice cereal after Alaska state officials discovered high arsenic levels during routing sampling, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement released Tuesday.

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Statement: Developer cancels Keystone XL pipeline project

TC Energy, the developer of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, has canceled the project.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act headed to governor’s desk

DENVER - The Colorado State Legislature passed the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act on Tuesday, clearing the final hurdle before landing on Gov. Jared Polis’ desk for signature into law. The bill is one of the most comprehensive plastic pollution reduction bills passed in the country and marks the first time a non-coastal state has taken action to phase out wasteful single-use plastic products.

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Statement: House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

Rep. Hank Johnson's "Stronger Communities through Better Transit Act” creates a new $20 billion grant program designed to increase the frequency and hours of public transit service nationwide.

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