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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

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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USA Today

The fixed interest rate on Stafford federal subsidized loans, held by nearly 8 million undergraduates, is set to double on July 1, a few months before the start of the new school year.

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USA Today

A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.

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Daily Sundial

Tired of the rising cost of education? CTVA major Marcos Castro said that’s why he’s looking for signatures for a petition demanding textbook companies lower their prices.

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