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03/16/2011
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WASHINGTON, Mar. 16 – Statement of Gary Kalman, Federal Legislative Director of U.S. PIRG, in response to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

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03/10/2011
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On Wednesday, the comedy website FunnyOrDie.com released a  new video - Mad Men on Trains!

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02/18/2011
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What we do with our stuff when we’re done with it is a huge problem.  Here in Connecticut, almost 75% of our waste is buried or burned, a process that pollutes our environment and damages our health.  But the great thing is that we know how to fix this problem! Go Zero Waste.

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02/14/2011
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My respone to the release of President Obama’s FY12 budget.

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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CNN

Washington (CNN) Freshman Tyler Dowden from Northern Arizona University has high aspirations for a career as a psychologist, but worries about his future have brought him to Washington with a petition for Congress not to raise interest rates on his Stafford student loans.

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Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — CALPIRG's (California Public Interest Research Group) Energy Service Corps (a joint project of CALPIRG and AmeriCorps) student volunteers will take time off from spring break to help communities save money on heating and electric bills. The student volunteers will perform free energy audits and weatherizations of homes and buildings in Truckee. They will also teach energy conservation lessons in schools and run a workshop for community members about energy use and energy efficiency. The energy workshop and weatherization for Tuesday, March 27, 3-6 p.m. at High Fives Nonprofit Foundation, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Truckee has been canceled.

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The New York Times

College students and their advocates are increasingly concerned about student loans, both those administered by the federal government and those made by private lenders.

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