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03/29/2011
Report

This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment, and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives. The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power, including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing, aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors. This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants.

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03/28/2011
Blog Post

On March 25th, we used the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act to educate students about the new consumer benefits and cost savings they can expect under the new law. On campuses across the country we teamed up with campus administrators, elected officials, student governments, and public health officials to reach as many students as possible.

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03/17/2011
Blog Post

Over 500,000 people have been displaced from their homes and over 10,000 are still missing. Many lack shelter, heat, electricity, and water. We'll be holding fundraisers in the coming weeks to help provide people with these necessities.

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03/16/2011
Blog Post

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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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

CLINTON, N.Y. — They text their friends all day long. At night, they do research for their term papers on laptops and commune with their parents on Skype. But as they walk the paths of Hamilton College, a poster-perfect liberal arts school in this upstate village, students are still hauling around bulky, old-fashioned textbooks — and loving it.

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The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.

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