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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: $5 billion for EV charging will turbocharge states’ electric car growth

The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy announced Thursday the state-by-state allocations of its $5 billion formula grants for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

Statement: Consumer, environmental advocates welcome Coca-Cola’s commitment to reuse

ATLANTA--- The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s top plastic polluter according to a recent Global Brand Audit, announced on Thursday a new commitment to use refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles – or refillable containers at fountains and dispensers – for at least 25% of global beverage sales across its entire brand portfolio by 2030.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Food

Food recalls decline in 2021, but that doesn’t mean food is safer

Significantly fewer foods and beverages were recalled in 2021 than in 2020. But fewer recalls doesn’t necessarily mean food was safer last year.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Medical providers challenging patient-protecting No Surprises Act in court

 U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) moved to file an amicus brief urging the court to uphold the rules implementing the No Surprises Act, arguing that the regulations reflect the language and intent of the Act to keep health care costs down. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

Shareholders call on Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Grocery stores like Whole Foods have a major part to play in the fight against plastic pollution.

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