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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole

U.S. PIRG joined leading consumer and bank trade groups to urge Congress to enact the bi-partisan HR5912, to close the Industrial Loan Company (ILC) loophole that threatens the banking system.

News Release | PIRG

EPA takes an important step to ban carcinogenic asbestos

EPA announced today new steps to ban chrysotile asbestos, the most common of six types of asbestos. Exposure to chrysotile and the other five types of asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the chest and stomach lining, lung cancer and asbestosis, which causes permanent lung damage.

News Release | CALPIRG

Statement: LA County votes to eliminate single-use plastic foodware, polystyrene foam

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a new ordinance Tuesday to eliminate nonrecyclable single-use plastic foodware and ban the sale of products made from expanded polystyrene, commonly known as "Styrofoam."

News Release | CALPIRG

Bill to ban toxic "forever" chemicals from cosmetics advances out of committee

Today the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee voted to advance legislation to ban toxic PFAS chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC climate solutions report calls for an end to fossil fuels

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday a new report on climate solutions and mitigation.

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