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News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

Defense bill allocates $15 million to study toxic ‘forever chemicals’ near military bases

The U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act with an amendement that would grow funding for a nationwide health study on the impact of toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals.'

News Release | U.S. PIRG

John Lewis, 1940-2020

John Lewis was an American hero.

Most people knew him as a champion of civil rights, whether as a young man marching for freedom on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965 or serving as the “conscience of the Congress” for the past 33 years. Yet John Lewis was also a dependable ally on public interest issues, a tenacious advocate of voting reform and open government, consumer protection and a healthy environment.

News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

Bill amendment would clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’ near military bases

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allocate resources to cleaning up toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals' contaminating drinking water near military bases.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Bayer paying more than $10 billion to settle Roundup lawsuits

In a win for public health, Bayer announced a settlement of more than $10 billion with 95,000 plaintiffs who allege that glyphosate, a key ingredient in its Roundup weedkiller, causes cancer. This victory is important. Next we need to get rid of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Consumer advice: Ask for help with your bills before an emergency

This coming Monday, June 1, will mark the third full month that bills are due since COVID-19 was declared a national state of emergency in March. To help Americans manage their finances, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has published an updated guide with tips on what to do about paying bills during the crisis.

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