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06/12/2014
Blog Post

After the EPA made their historic announcement for the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution, the National Mining Association started airing deceptive radio ads about our electricity bills nearly doubling. Here's how you can take action today to stand up for stopping global warming.

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05/23/2014
News Release

Today, lawmakers from both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate introduced bills that would protect college students from being needlessly steered into campus bank accounts — accounts with debit cards that often drive up students’ costs and deplete their financial aid.

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04/13/2014
Blog Post

Freaking out about the Heartbleed virus? Check out our quick tips on how to deal before changing all of your passwords .

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04/02/2014
News Release

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC to strike down overall, or aggregate, contribution limits to candidates and political committees. U.S. PIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.

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PIRG In The News

The Seattle Times

Washington college students are trying to get more professors to adopt open textbooks, which are often free and widely available online.

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Indiana Daily Student

After months of planning and preparation for the big day, McDonald’s and Monsanto were married yesterday during a small ceremony in the Indiana Memorial Union. 

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The Globe

The high cost of textbooks caused Point Park students like Anna Dobbins, Akilah Brooks and Alexandria Bright to turn to the age-old practice of sharing.

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News & Observer

With American teens and young adults cutting back on their driving, a recent report focuses on efforts by universities in the Triangle and across the country to boost transit use and help students get around without their cars.

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