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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Panelists offer insights on how to pay for cleaning up toxic waste ‘Superfund’ sites

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice hosted a webinar panel discussion on Thursday to discuss the findings from U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s recently published “Superfund Underfunded: How taxpayers have been left with a toxic financial burden” report. The expert speakers highlighted the dangers posed by toxic waste “Superfund” sites, how climate change will make those sites more dangerous as well as U.S. PIRG’s new Make Polluters Pay campaign to speed up Superfund cleanups and alleviate costs for taxpayers.

News Release | CoPIRG | Solid Waste

Key committee moves Plastic Pollution Reduction Act forward

The Colorado House Energy and Environment Committee approved HB21-1162, a big first step for the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Alex Valdez and Lisa Cutter, would phase out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene cups and containers, and reverse a law that prohibited municipalities from taking action around plastic pollution. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Consumer Protection

CoPIRG calls for basic good governance and transparency for electric coops

CoPIRG called on the House Energy and Environment Committee to approve HB21-1131, titled Cooperative Electric Associations Governance Requirements, sponsored by Representatives Amabile and Catlin. The bill would ensure every electric cooperative and the generation and transmission associations they depend on have basic minimum standards of good governance in place. 

News Release | US PIRG

Statement: FDA plans to reduce toxic metal in baby food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday it will adopt a plan aimed at reducing toxic substances in food for babies and toddlers.

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

CoPIRG calls for passage of student loan borrower protection bill

CoPIRG is calling on the Senate Education Committee to pass SB21-057, the Private Lenders of Student Loans Acts and Practices bill, sponsored by Senator Winter and Senator Gonzales. It would expand and build upon important protections in the Colorado Student Loan Servicers Act.   

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