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Testimony: Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

HB619/SB420: Public Safety - Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals.

We support this bill to restrict the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS for training purposes and to conduct a study on the use of PFAS in food packaging

Testimony: Textbook Cost Transparency Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

This bill increases textbook price transparency for students in the Maryland University system. Students in the midst of financial planning for college need access to the full cost and range of choices, including those related to cost of course materials. 

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

Testimony: Student Voter Empowerment Act

By | Rishi Shah
Associate

We should make every effort to increase voter participation by making voter registration and the act of voting simple and accessible to all eligible voters. Unfortunately, many eligible Maryland voters, especially young Marylanders, are not voting.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection, Safe Energy

Statement: Maryland PIRG response to Governor Hogan's Energy Plan

Annapolis — Governor Hogan has joined the rapidly growing movement across the United States calling for a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Unfortunately, his proposal falls short on delivering the clean energy future its title suggests.

On student voting and active citizenship

By | Rishi Shah
Associate

As a 2019 Johns Hopkins alumnus, I was glad to see my former university’s president, Ron Daniels, speak about the importance of civic education in the Washington Post. I wholeheartedly agree with President Daniels that “the most fundamental practice of democratic citizenship” is voting.

Public Interest Priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland's 2020 Legislative session begins on January 8th. We'll release a full agenda soon, but in the mean time here are our top priorities.

2019 Year in Review

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

2019 was another big year in the fight for the public interest. Here's just a small taste of some of our work and accomplishments. Thanks for standing by us in 2019, and we look forward to another incredible year!

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