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News Release | Safe Energy

PEPCO Behind on Efficiency Goals

Pepco will only meet 71% of its 2011 energy efficiency goal according to a new Maryland PIRG Foundation report, Utility Work Ahead.

Report | Safe Energy

Utility Work Ahead

This report provides the first-ever analysis of how well Maryland's utilities are meeting the energy savings goals of EmPOWER Maryland.

News Release | Safe Energy

Committee Diverts Energy-Efficiency Funding

Budget conference committee members of the Maryland General Assembly agreed to strip funding for energy-efficiency in the state’s budget through 2012.  Instead, the money is being allocated to the state's direct bill pay assistance program to help low-income homes pay their utility bills.

Senate passes BPA ban in bottles, cups for small children

A bill to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles and infants' cups passed its final hurdle in the General Assembly on Thursday.

Bill Would Ban Children's Cups Containing BPA

There's a push in Annapolis to ban a toxic chemical that is used in making children's sippy cups and baby bottles.

News Release | Transportation

Maryland PIRG and CMTA Praise Obama Administration for Investments in High Speed Rail

That was the message from Fielding Huseth of Maryland PIRG and Otis Rolley III, President and CEO of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.  The two groups gathered today at Baltimore Penn Station to release The Right Track, a new research report released by Maryland PIRG.

The Right Track

America’s highways and airports are increasingly congested. Our nation’s transportation system remains dependent on oil. And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century.

What's in your child's sippy cup?

The Food and Drug Administration recently reversed its position on bisphenol A (BPA), used in baby bottles, sippy cups and some infant food containers, stating that the compound is of “some concern” to human health and that parents should take steps to reduce their children’s exposure to it.

Legislating Toxic Chemicals

Maryland's Public Interest Research Group is looking to get new bans on certain chemicals.

Media Hit | Democracy

Ruling: Influence peddling or free speech?

Republicans are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to relax campaign-finance laws regulating corporations and labor unions, while Democrats say Thursday's decision will allow companies to buy and sell elections.

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