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New report spotlights M-83 expansion among national U.S. highway boondoggles

Highways & infrastructure

New report spotlights M-83 expansion among national U.S. highway boondoggles

Maryland PIRG Foundation and Frontier Group released a new report on Thursday that exposes highway boondoggles across the country that, if completed, would not only waste billions of dollars but also worsen climate change, harm air quality and deepen our country’s harmful dependency on cars.

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Coalition Delivers Petitions to Put Small Donor Campaign Finance Charter Amendment on the Anne Arundel County Ballot

Voting & elections

Coalition Delivers Petitions to Put Small Donor Campaign Finance Charter Amendment on the Anne Arundel County Ballot

A coalition announced today the delivery of petitions with more than 11,000 signatures to the Board of Elections to put a charter amendment on the ballot that would create a small donor campaign finance system for Anne Arundel County executive and council races.

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New list: Approaching 11th anniversary, top 11 actions CFPB recently took that anger financial industry

Consumer alerts

New list: Approaching 11th anniversary, top 11 actions CFPB recently took that anger financial industry

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns 11 years old, a new list from U.S. PIRG highlights 11 ways this crucial agency has rededicated itself to its mission since Rohit Chopra was confirmed as its new director by the Senate last fall.

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Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

Toxic threats

Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.

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RESOURCE: The 10 most polluting power plants in Maryland

Fossil fuel pollution

RESOURCE: The 10 most polluting power plants in Maryland

Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency, a case that will determine the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution, Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center and Maryland PIRG Foundation are releasing a new factsheet ranking Maryland’s dirtiest power plants.

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