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.
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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
High textbook prices have caused junior and sociology major Kate Lavery to struggle in her classes.
When Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a liberal member of the House Financial Services Committee, heard over the weekend that President Obama had nominated Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he wasn’t sure what to think. Not because he was unsure about Cordray’s record—Gutiérrez just didn’t know who he was.
TALLAHASSEE –Three non-partisan groups joined the growing chorus of groups that are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to reject changes that Gov. Rick Scott approved to Florida’s voting laws.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida will have fewer early voting days, and voters will have a harder time updating their registrations at the polls, under a fiercely debated elections bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Thursday.
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