PIRG in the News

Media Hit | Transit

Opinion: Millennials may lead the way to high-speed rail

TWO QUESTIONS: Why doesn’t our nation have more passenger trains? And does the younger generation’s declining interest in driving imply an opening for the expansion of public high-speed rail?

Media Hit | Waste

Push on to expand state's bottle bill

Fitchburg State University students and faculty are hoping to clean up the city and the state and encourage recycling by advocating for the proposed expansion of the state bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.

Rutgers students campaign for GMO labeling

A group of Rutgers students with the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) Student Chapters called on Stop & Shop to label its store-brand products for ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Friday at a rally outside of the Highland Park Stop & Shop.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Students press profs to open minds to cheaper textbooks

Washington college students are trying to get more professors to adopt open textbooks, which are often free and widely available online.

Q&A with Congressman Peter DeFazio on GMOs, veteran’s health care and college costs

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Congressman Peter DeFazio came to a press event put on by Oregon Students Interest Research Group  to speak out about the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms and OSPIRG’s campaign to ask markets and grocery store chains to label foods that contain GMOs.

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