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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC climate impacts report reinforces need for urgent action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on climate impacts in which it warns that “(a)ny further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.”

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Protection

‘Hog-tied’ and fed up: New report shows dealership consolidation makes farmers’ lives harder

Today, Maryland PIRG Foundation released a report highlighting the increased consolidation of farm equipment dealerships, reducing the options that farmers have for repair. 

News Release | Common Cause Maryland, Maryland PIRG | Democracy

TODAY at 1pm - Senate Hearing on Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Today, February 23 at 1pm, the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB 895, a proposed constitutional amendment establishing individuals’ right to know in an open, timely, and transparent manner about how, when, and by whom money is spent and from whom money is raised to influence the vote of the individual for candidates for office and ballot questions; and establishing that a publicly financed election is a right of the people.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health

Senate Environment and Health Committee Unanimously Supports George "Walter" Taylor Act

On Tuesday, the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted unanimously to send the George Walter Taylor Act to the Senate Floor. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

Predatory Loans for Puppies Must be Stopped, Say Consumer and Animal Welfare Advocates

In advance of National Love Your Pet Day on February 20, U.S. PIRG and other members of the Stop the Debt Trap coalition are teaming up with animal welfare advocates to launch a campaign to stop TAB Bank from making predatory puppy loans, many of which go to buy puppies from puppy mills.

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