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Statement: United Nations agree to framework for historic treaty to reduce global plastic pollution

As the country that generates the most plastic waste in the world, the United States has joined other United Nations members in a groundbreaking international agreement to address the global plastic waste crisis. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: President Biden renews pushes on climate change, environment

In President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, he urged Congress to adopt a suite of clean energy tax credits and other environmental programs, saying his plan will “cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combating climate change.”

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC climate impacts report reinforces need for urgent action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on climate impacts in which it warns that “(a)ny further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.”

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

Predatory Loans for Puppies Must be Stopped, Say Consumer and Animal Welfare Advocates

In advance of National Love Your Pet Day on February 20, U.S. PIRG and other members of the Stop the Debt Trap coalition are teaming up with animal welfare advocates to launch a campaign to stop TAB Bank from making predatory puppy loans, many of which go to buy puppies from puppy mills.

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