Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 7/3/2001
FTAA "Draft" Text Made Public Today Is Missing Vital Information; Has Been Released Too Late
Sanitized Text Released After Seven Years of FTAA Talks Shows That the Proposal Would Expand NAFTA Flaws to 31 More Nations
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For Immediate Release: 6/28/2001
Citizen Groups Denounce Proposal for Nuclear Waste Transport Through Pennsylvania
Radioactive Roads and Rails Campaign Arrives in Pittsburgh
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For Immediate Release: 6/28/2001
Statement of Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen, on
June 28, 2001 Statement of Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen, on Introduction of House Campaign Finance Reform Bills
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For Immediate Release: 6/26/2001
Comprehensive Analysis of NAFTA?s 7-year Record Documents Bitter Harvest of Broke Farmers and Higher Consumer Food Prices
June 26, 2001 Comprehensive Analysis of NAFTA?s 7-year Record Documents Bitter Harvest of Broke Farmers and Higher Consumer Food Prices Farm Leaders Point to New Report?s Findings to Highlight Causes of Growing Rural Opposition to Fast Track and Efforts to Expand NAFTA  
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/2001
Public Interest Groups Reach Settlement to Unseal Court Documents on Nuclear Generator Safety
--------------------------------------------------------------------- For more information on defective Westinghouse steam generators and the lawsuits filed by utilities, read the executive summary of a 1994 report by Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project titled "Westinghouse: Leaks and Lawsuits". To see the summary, go to http://www.essential.org/CMEP and view the publications list in the nuclear safety section.
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/2001
Don't Do It! House Leadership Considers Pay Raise and Relaxing Gift Ban
Don't Do It!! House leadership considers pay raise and relaxing gift ban WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The good government group Public Citizen blasted House leaders today for contemplating measures that would feather members' nests even as they ask many of the neediest Americans to make deep sacrifices for the sake of balancing the budget.
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/2001
Press Release: School Lunches
Cancer Prevention Coalition Government Accountability Project Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program U.S. Public Interest Research Group
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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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