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News Release | US PIRG

Statement: Public health advocates applaud FDA’s proposed rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed rules on Thursday that would end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars nationwide. The FDA’s action comes after years of outcry from public health officials and advocates about the dangers of these tobacco products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Advocates back members of Congress calling for an additional $300 million for electric school buses

United States Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) led a letter on Wednesday requesting $300 million in new funding for electric school buses in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The letter also called for additional outreach and efforts to bring zero-emission buses to rural and underserved schools.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: States sue to stop misguided USPS plan to spend billions on gas powered vehicles

Attorneys general from 16 states,the District of Columbia and environmental groups sued the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks that only get 8.6 ils per gallon, only a small improvement over teh 30-year-old vehicles currently in use.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

New report: Several major cities have banned abusive towing practices in the last year

Parkers have always run the risk of getting towed. But a new trend exacerbates that risk: Towing companies are giving private property owners kickbacks when the landowner notifies the companies about vehicles to tow -- whether the vehicle is defying parking regulations or not.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Biden administration announces $6.4 billion program to reduce transportation’s climate impacts

The United States Department of Transportation announced on Thursday a new program to spend $6.4 billion over the next five years to reduce climate emissions from the nation’s transportation sector.

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