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News Release | U.S. PIRG

The European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to pass a new climate law that will require new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.

News Release | Maryland PIRG

BALTIMORE – The Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision on the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case Thursday, severely limiting the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution from power plants.

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