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News Release | PIRG

EPA takes an important step to ban carcinogenic asbestos

EPA announced today new steps to ban chrysotile asbestos, the most common of six types of asbestos. Exposure to chrysotile and the other five types of asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the chest and stomach lining, lung cancer and asbestosis, which causes permanent lung damage.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC climate solutions report calls for an end to fossil fuels

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday a new report on climate solutions and mitigation.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Consumer Groups Commend GM Commitment To Ensure Used Cars It Sells On New Platform Are Free from Unrepaired Safety Recall Defects

Coalition: U.S. PIRG, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, the Center for Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America - safety groups that are usually at odds with auto manufacturers - today publicly commended General Motors for the auto giant’s recently announced commitment not to sell used vehicles with unrepaired safety recall defects on its soon-to-be-launched used car platform, CarBravo. Too many car dealers sell dangerous recalled used vehicles.

News Release | MASSPIRG

Statement: Bigger, Better Bottle Bill Gains Majority Support in Senate

In a sign of the growing momentum for updating the state’s container deposit law, the campaign has announced that well over a majority of state senators have endorsed S.2149, sponsored by Senator Cindy Creem (Newton); a bill which would add water bottles and many other containers to the state’s bottle bill.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Burger King commits to eliminating toxic “forever chemicals” in food packaging globally

Restaurant Brands International (RBI), parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes, announced Wednesday evening a new global commitment to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging used in its restaurants by 2025.

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