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STATEMENT: U.S. SET TO RETAKE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE WITH CHOICE OF JOHN KERRY AS BIDEN’S “CLIMATE CZAR”

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry the “climate czar” for the incoming administration. Biden has cited “the battle to save the climate” among his top five priorities.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

POTENTIALLY DEADLY TAKATA AIRBAGS FORCE GENERAL MOTORS TO RECALL 7 MILLION VEHICLES

General Motors Corp. (GM) announced today it will recall 7 million of its large pickup trucks and SUVs that contain potentially explosive Takata airbags.

News Release | PennPIRG | COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA MAYOR JIM KENNEY MAKES THE RIGHT CALL TO SAVE LIVES

Mayor Kenney announced today that he will be expanding the novel coronavirus (COVID19) restrictions, including closing indoor dining, gyms, and museums starting Friday.

News Release | PennPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

PennPIRG Education Fund’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force

President-elect Joe Biden has announced the group of top health experts who will advise the incoming administration on efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.  

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