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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

CBS

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY The interest rate for a popular federal student loan is about to double for millions of college students.

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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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