Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 2/29/2000
Statement of Frank Clemente, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch at "Granny D" Walk and Rally for Reform
  For Immediate Release: Contact: Dan O’Sullivan February 29, 2000 (202) 454-5151 Statement of Frank Clemente, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch at "Granny D" Walk and Rally for Reform Public Citizen’s Ode to Granny D I thought that I would never see An activist like Granny D.
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For Immediate Release: 2/24/2000
Six Steps Can Ease the AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa
Feb. 24, 2000 Six Steps Can Ease the AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa Public Citizen Expert Testifies Before Congress          WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Reducing the transmission of HIV from mothers to infants, facilitating the lowering of drug prices, providing debt relief to sub-Saharan African nations and expanding the U.S.?s financial role could greatly ease the AIDS epidemic in Africa, a Public Citizen expert told Congress today.
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For Immediate Release: 2/24/2000
Six Steps Can Ease the AIDS Epidemic
Public Citizen Expert Testifies Before Congress
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For Immediate Release: 2/24/2000
Millions of Dangerous Candles Sold Throughout U.S.
Feb. 24, 2000 Millions of Dangerous Candles Sold Throughout U.S.Lead Wicks Pose Major Safety Hazard, Especially to Children         WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A significant number of dangerous candles are on the market that have wicks containing lead, which, when burned for three hours, can lead to average air lead concentrations ranging from nine to 33 times higher than recommended by federal guidelines, a Public Citizen study shows.
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For Immediate Release: 2/21/2000
Meat Irradiation Becomes Legal Tuesday
Irradiation of Meat Unwise Given Inadequate Research, Poor Labeling Laws
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For Immediate Release: 2/21/2000
Meat Irradiation Becomes Legal Tuesday
Irradiation of Meat Unwise Given Inadequate Research, Poor Labeling Laws
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For Immediate Release: 2/17/2000
Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on NHTSA' s Advanced Air Bag Rule
Feb. 17, 2000     Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrookon NHTSA' s Advanced Air Bag Rule
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For Immediate Release: 2/17/2000
Public, DOT Should Beware of Misleading Information From Auto Manufacturers on Air Bag
Feb. 17, 2000 Public, DOT Should Beware of Misleading Information From Auto Manufacturers on Air Bags DOT Decision Due by March 1 on Critical Air Bag Standard WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An intense publicity blitz and lobbying campaign launched by auto manufacturers to influence the government s pending air bag rule contains misleading information that could lead to a substandard safety test, a coalition of consumer groups said today.
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For Immediate Release: 2/16/2000
N.Y. Nuclear Plant Leak Was "Accident Waiting to Happen"
More Accidents Likely to Occur as NRC Weakens
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For Immediate Release: 2/16/2000
With Business Immunity Bill, Consumers Pay
Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Passage of H.R. 2366
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