Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 6/19/2001
Rollover Deaths Were Preventable; Government Needs to Require Crashworthy SUVs
June 19, 2001 Rollover Deaths Were Preventable; Government Needs to Require Crashworthy SUVs WASHINGTON, D.C. As lawmakers today delve into the Ford-Firestone tragedy, a larger issue needs to be addressed: Rollover crashes are dangerous, but they need not be deadly. Many of those who were killed and injured in Ford-Firestone crashes didn t have to lose their lives and limbs. And once again, the federal regulatory agency that oversees the companies has failed the American public, Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook said.
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For Immediate Release: 6/18/2001
Rollover Deaths Were Preventable; Government Needs to Require Crashworthy SUVs
June 18, 2001 Rollover Deaths Were Preventable; Government Needs to Require Crashworthy SUVs Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook For months, the nation has watched Ford and Firestone behave like two children in a schoolyard. We need to move beyond the finger-pointing and address the real reason nearly 200 people died and more than 700 were injured in Ford-Firestone crashes.
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For Immediate Release: 6/17/2001
Public Citizen Analysis Predicts Higher Gasoline Prices
Public Citizen Analysis Predicts Higher Gasoline Prices
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For Immediate Release: 6/12/2001
Consumers in Nuclear States Pay 25 Percent More for Electricity, Analysis Shows
June 12, 2001 Consumers in Nuclear States Pay 25 Percent More for Electricity, Analysis Shows Expensive Nuclear Power Calls Into Questions Key Component of Cheney's Energy Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. - States that use nuclear power to generate electricity have significantly higher electricity rates - on average 25 percent higher - than states that do not, a Public Citizen analysis shows.
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For Immediate Release: 6/6/2001
EPA Radiation Standards Offer Inadequate Protection from Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump; Important Precedent for Groundwater Protection Undermined by Rule's Deficiencies
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability - Clean Water Action - Citizen Alert - Committee to Bridge the Gap - Natural Resources Defense Council - Nuclear Information and Resource Service - Physicians for Social Responsibility - Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program - Sierra Club - U.S. Public Interest Research Group June 6, 2001
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For Immediate Release: 6/1/2001
Former Reagan Administration Supporter of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump Abandons Support for Controversial Project
Proposed Repository Unfit for Licensing
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For Immediate Release: 6/1/2001
Consumer Group Urges Recall of Mislabeled Meat Patties
June 1, 2001 Consumer Group Urges Recall of Mislabeled Meat Patties WASHINGTON, D.C. ? In letters sent this week to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Public Citizen requested that the agencies contact Huisken Meats of Sioux Falls, S.D., to initiate a recall of all of irradiated meat patties that are improperly labeled.
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For Immediate Release: 5/31/2001
Record Oil Company Profits Underscore Market Consolidation
Top Five Oil Companies Control Most of Domestic Oil Market; Consumers Suffer
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For Immediate Release: 5/22/2001
Ford Replacement Good Move But Overdue; More Hearings Needed
Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook
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For Immediate Release: 5/21/2001
Citizen Groups Denounce Proposal for High-Level Nuclear Waste Transport Through New Mexico
Survey Shows Cause for Concern
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