Doctors, nurses, and public health officials agree: carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming, which threatens our health through dirtier air. Left unchecked, the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks and other fatal diseases.
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Students can breathe a sigh of relief today. At least for the next year, student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year.
Our nation’s food policy should be aimed at simple, common-sense goals: promoting the production of safe, nutritious food, and spending precious taxpayer dollars on public interest priorities rather than subsidizing mature industries and unhealthy food products.
PIRG In The News
On Thursday, MaryPIRG had it's first chapter meeting of the year. We heard from a guest speaker, Matt Dernoga, who works in Prine George's County Councilwoman Mary Lehman's office. Dernoga spoke about the upcoming legislation in the Maryland State Legislature that would allow Prince George's County to pass and implement a disposable bag fee on single-use plastic bags. Similar fees have been implemented in Washington D.C. and Montgomery County where, according to Dernoga, the results have been overwhelmingly positive. "D.C. has seen an 80% reduction in plastic bag use in the last two years since the fee was implemented. They have also raised $3.5 million for River and Bay cleanup efforts." Read the full story here!
MaryPIRG hosts a benefit concert to raise money for the National Coalition for the Homeless.
MaryPIRG held a textbooks graveyard event on Halloween to exemplify what happens to books after they are used for a semester.
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