A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children. The incidence of many serious health problems – including premature birth, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, asthma and allergies, early puberty, obesity, diabetes, reduced fertility, and some types of cancer – shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development.
This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment, and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives. The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power, including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing, aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors. This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants.
On March 25th, we used the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act to educate students about the new consumer benefits and cost savings they can expect under the new law. On campuses across the country we teamed up with campus administrators, elected officials, student governments, and public health officials to reach as many students as possible.
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Rich Williams, higher education advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, told Diverse that the move by the White House “is a positive step, but more needs to be done on student debt.”
Student groups at UCSB including the Associated Students Coastal Fund, Environmental Affairs Board, Isla Vista Surfrider Foundation and CalPirg, have banded together with campus administration and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to make a profound impact on the campus community and the City of Santa Barbara.
“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the East Bay for a fundraising event next Thursday evening
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