Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 1/3/2001
A Deal is a Deal: Utilities' Attempts to Break Rate Freeze Should be Blocked
Jan. 3, 2001 A Deal is a Deal: Utilities' Attempts to Break Rate Freeze Should be Blocked Investor-owned Utilities Want Rewards, Not Risks from Deregulation
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For Immediate Release: 1/2/2001
Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Appointment of Norman Mineta as Transportation Secretary
Jan. 2, 2001 Statement of Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Appointment of Norman Mineta as Transportation Secretary
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For Immediate Release: 12/19/2000
Leaked Memo Reveals DOE' s Bias for Establishing a Radioactive Waste Dump; Congressional Investigation Demanded
Dec.19, 2000 Leaked Memo Reveals DOE' s Bias for Establishing a Radioactive Waste Dump; Congressional Investigation Demanded
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For Immediate Release: 12/18/2000
Public Citizen s Constitutional Challenge to Jefferson County, Ky., Charitable Solicitation Ordinance Forces County to Rewrite Law
Dec. 18, 2000 Public Citizen s Constitutional Challenge to Jefferson County, Ky., Charitable Solicitation Ordinance Forces County to Rewrite Law WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The national consumer advocacy group Public Citizen announced today that it has dismissed its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Jefferson County, Ky., charitable solicitation ordinance because the county had rewritten the law to remove the objectionable features.
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For Immediate Release: 12/15/2000
Internet Critic of Atlanta Company Should Remain Anonymous, Public Citizen Tells Court
Dec. 15, 2000 Internet Critic of Atlanta Company Should Remain Anonymous, Public Citizen Tells Court Identities of People Who Post Anonymous Messages on the InternetShould Not Be Disclosed WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Georgia court should block an Internet consulting firm s efforts to learn the identity of a man who anonymously posted comments about the company on an Internet message board, Public Citizen has told the court.
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For Immediate Release: 12/14/2000
Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Process Lacks Integrity
Statement of Lisa Gue, Policy Analyst, Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program,?to the National Academy of Sciences Board on Radioactive Waste Management
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For Immediate Release: 12/12/2000
NRC s Oversight Fails to Prevent Emergency
Coolant Leak in Beaver Valley Reactor Suggests Flaws in Oversight Process
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For Immediate Release: 12/7/2000
The FDA Again Ignores Its Own Warnings,
public Citizen Challenges the Government's Latest Irradiation Decision
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For Immediate Release: 12/6/2000
Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge President to Intervene in Industry Plans for Nuclear Waste Storage in Utah
Dec. 6, 2000 Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge President to Intervene in Industry Plans for Nuclear Waste Storage in Utah Private Consortium Wants to Transport Nuclear Waste to Utah Site WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A broad coalition of consumer and environmental groups has asked the White House to block a proposal to store high-level radioactive waste from commercial nuclear reactors on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah.
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For Immediate Release: 12/1/2000
The American Red Cross Is Jeopardizing the Safety of the U.S. Blood Supply, Should Be Held in Contempt of Court
Dec. 1, 2000 The American Red Cross Is Jeopardizing the Safety of the U.S. Blood Supply, Should Be Held in Contempt of Court The FDA Should Ask Court to Rule That the ARC Violated 1993 Consent Decree WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should request that the American Red Cross (ARC) be held in contempt of court because of longstanding and dangerous practices that are jeopardizing the safety of the U.S. blood supply, Public Citizen said today.
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