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News Release | Maryland PIRG

Statement: Baltimore Pesticide Ban Heads to Full City Council Vote

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore City Council Health Committee voted favorably with amendments on CB 20-0495, a comprehensive regulation of pesticides. The bill restricts the use of chlorpyrifos, neonicotinoids, and glyphosate (the main ingredient in RoundUp) in Baltimore City. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation, Mind the Store, Toxic-Free Future | Consumer Tips

New study indicates toxic chemicals used in take-out food packaging from popular chains

Packaged in Pollution: Are food chains using PFAS in packaging?, analyzes packaging from six national food chains, including Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s as well as health-minded food chains Cava, Freshii, and Sweetgreen, and includes packaging collected in Maryland. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19, Public Health

Maryland PIRG tells Governor Hogan it’s time to shut down, start over and do it right

Baltimore-- Maryland PIRG is calling on Governor Hogan to hit the reset button on the state’s response to containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as cases and hospitalizations increase.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

John Lewis, 1940-2020

John Lewis was an American hero.

Most people knew him as a champion of civil rights, whether as a young man marching for freedom on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965 or serving as the “conscience of the Congress” for the past 33 years. Yet John Lewis was also a dependable ally on public interest issues, a tenacious advocate of voting reform and open government, consumer protection and a healthy environment.

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