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A Perfect Storm: When tropical storms meet toxic waste

CHICAGO — As “National Hurricane Preparedness Week” kicks off, many communities across the United States are still dealing with the devastating effects of last year’s record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season. To help prepare for this year, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report Thursday highlighting the serious threat […]

Posted inLife

35th Annual Trouble in Toyland Report Uncovers Mislabeled and Dangerous Toys

PHILADELPHIA, November 12, 2020 – U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards.  “This has been an incredibly difficult year, and parents […]

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New Report: Special Districts Too Often Fail to Show How They Spend Money

April 25, 2017 – A new report found that most special districts across the country are failing to provide accessible, online, and comprehensive information about their spending. Special districts are created to provide specific services like fire protection, medical care, transportation and housing for a designated area that would otherwise typically be provided directly by […]

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24,500 Call on the EPA to Ban Roundup

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 20, 2016 – More than 24,000 people from across the country called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban Roundup unless and until it can be proven safe. The EPA is currently holding a Scientific Advisory Board meeting, reviewing the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate. Last year, the World Health Organization’s IARC (“International […]