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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Statement: Biden restores robust public and environmental review for infrastructure projects

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday stronger public and environmental review requirements under a bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The move reversed a rollback by the Trump administration of the requirements, which had limited public review of federal infrastructure projects in an effort to shove through the permitting of new freeways, fossil fuel power plants and pipelines.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund & Environment America Research and Policy Center

Interactive map shows widespread lead contamination in schools drinking water

Lead contamination of school drinking water is more pervasive than previously thought, according to testing data from across the nation published on Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund on a new interactive map. The groups urged public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of schools’ drinking water.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

U.S. PIRG applauds Biden Administration’s actions on medical debt

Our statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' announced reforms to reduce the impact of medical debt on Americans’ finances.

News Release | Maryland PIRG

Consumer, public health groups celebrate clean air, healthy climate legislation going into law

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Friday that he would not veto the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB528), which had passed the General Assembly last week.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

STATEMENT: U.S. PIRG cheers introduction of drug price competition measures

The House Oversight Committee introduced three important pieces of legislation Thursday to address problems in how drugs are priced and come to market. These bills follow a comprehensive report by the committee based on multiple oversight hearings. 

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