The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it will protect the coasts of the continental United States from new drilling through 2017. This is a huge victory.
This week is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week - a week to raise awareness, foster discussion, and promote action and
service to address hunger and homelessness in our communities.
Drawing lessons from other countries, our new study shows that high-speed rail can boost our economy, save energy, curb pollution and provide a popular
alternative to congested roads and airports.
Read the report. (a TRACK RECORD FOR SUCCESS)
As America moves toward construction of new high-speed rail networks in regions throughout the country, we have much to learn from experiences abroad. High-speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe, providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high-speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment.
PIRG In The News
BOSTON (WWLP) - Environmentally-conscious campaigners got festive, dressing up for Halloween and asking lawmakers for a "treat" this year, by passing the proposed bottle bill update.
The name Textbook Rebellion may seem a bit extreme, but IU students passing by the rally on their way to classes were eager to stop and sign petition protesting high textbook fees. Nicole Allen helped organize the event that is part of a national effort to reduce textbook costs.
On September 12th, the US Department of Education released the official FY 2009 cohort default rates on student loans. The number of students who defaulted within two years of entering repayment increased to 8.8%, up from 4.5% in FY 2003 and 7% in FY 2008.
High textbook prices have caused junior and sociology major Kate Lavery to struggle in her classes.
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