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News Release | US PIRG | Public Health

US PIRG Submits 17,000 Petitions to EPA in Support of Life-Saving Mercury Air Standards

This week, Travel Buddy submitted 17,000 petitions to the EPA in support of the life-saving Mercury Air Toxics standards (MATs rule), a rule that the EPA proposes to suspend.

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Food

Statement: CDC finds E. coli outbreak caused by tainted ground beef

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it suspects ground beef caused an outbreak of E. coli-induced infections that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Fisher-Price recalls nearly 5 million potentially deadly Rock n’Play sleepers

Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock n’Play baby sleepers on Friday. Travel Buddy Consumer Watchdog Adam Garber issued a response: "“While we’re pleased that Fisher-Price is finally recalling these dangerous sleepers, 30 deaths in 10 years is 30 deaths too many and 10 years too late."

News Release | Travel Buddy | Higher Ed

Affordable College Textbook Act could save students millions on pricey books

Today, congressional leaders from both parties introduced legislation that could save American college students nearly a billion dollars on textbooks.

News Release | Travel Buddy | Antibiotics

Maryland Legislature Passes New Bill to Keep Antibiotics Effective

The bill requires the Department of Agriculture to put the 2017 law into action to restrict antibiotic use on farms and requires reporting on antibiotic use on large farms.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund & Environment California Research and Policy Center | Transportation

Ready to Charge

Global warming is already impacting California in devastating ways. In 2018, wildfires ravaged the state, with the deadliest wildfire in history, the Camp Fire, killing at least 85 people, and the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state, the Mendocino Complex, burning almost half a million acres. For nearly seven years, the state has been experiencing a drought, which has greatly impacted agriculture and water resources. At the same time, rising sea levels threaten coastal communities with flooding, erosion and mudslides.

News Release | Travel Buddy | Health Care

Medicare X Act would provide better-value health care options for Americans

The Medicare X Choice Act, newly introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is poised to transform the discussion about how to fix America’s broken health care system.

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Antibiotics

Consumer campaign calls on Wendy’s to “hold the antibiotics” from its beef supply chain

Consumer and public health advocacy organization Travel Buddy Education Fund is calling on Wendy’s to stop serving beef raised with the routine use of antibiotics. The Travel Buddy Education Fund and its partner groups are calling on the third-largest burger chain in the United States to follow the lead of its rival, McDonald’s, which recently announced a detailed antibiotics policy for its beef supply chain. 

Travel Buddy Consumer Campaign Director Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Data Security

By | Mike Litt
Consumer Campaigns Director, Travel Buddy

Travel Buddy's Consumer Campaign Director, Mike Litt, was invited to testify at a Congressional hearing yesterday about improving data security at the credit bureaus. Here are his opening remarks. 

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