Updated 2023 mid-hurricane season resource guide: data, resources & interview opportunities
STATEMENT: President Biden protects Grand Canyon from uranium mining
NPR: A record number of Americans may fly this summer. Here’s everything you need to know
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2023 Wildfire Season coverage guide: data, resources and interview opportunities
The Public Interest Network (which includes PIRG, Environment America and state groups in often-impacted Western and Southwestern states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas and Washington) is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by the wildfires that will inevitably come this summer.
SCOTUS action will limit generic drug competition
U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a federal circuit court decision that imperils a critical method that many generic drug makers use to win approval. The court denied a petition of certiorari in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. V GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Et. Al., allowing the divided lower court's decision to stand. This action can have dramatically limit competition from lower-priced generic and biosimilar medicines.
NEWS RELEASE: Rx patent abuse tactics block generic drugs
New report explains how drug companies manipulate patents to prevent competition
New Biden clean cars proposal will spur electric vehicle adoption, slash pollution
The Biden administration proposed Wednesday some of the most ambitious vehicle pollution limits in the world, following similar actions by many U.S. states. The pending rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designed to ensure that all-electric cars make up as many as 2 out of every 3 new passenger vehicles sold in the United States by 2032.
STATEMENT: Right to Repair Act (SB 542) passes out of committee
On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Energy & Environment in the Oregon State Legislature advanced out of committee Senate Bill 542, Oregon’s Right to Repair Act, with a vote of 3-2.
Hundreds of thousands call on the EPA to slash soot pollution
Advocates with Environment America, PennEnvironment and U.S. PIRG joined other health and environmental groups to deliver more than 500,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters Tuesday in support of stronger limits on soot pollution.
NEW REPORT: Top 20 actions the CFPB took in 2022 to ensure a safer marketplace
Study details how government consumer watchdog protected Americans’ finances
STATEMENT: EPA acts to protect drinking water from PFAS
New proposal would create first national limits on dangerous ‘forever chemicals’
New report shows hospitals charge more than needed to cover patient care, hospital operations
High prices for inpatient, outpatient procedures increase the cost of health care in Oregon
EPA, DOT to increase accountability, safety in wake of Ohio chemical train derailment
Federal government requiring Norfolk Southern to pay for cleanup; new rail safety rules coming