Latest Public Citizen Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 11/18/1997
Statement on NHTSA’s AirBag Rule
Nov. 18, 1997 Statement on NHTSA’s AirBag Rule Joan Claybrook President, Public Citizen Air bags are one of the most important safety features inautomobiles. They have saved at least 2,600 lives and preventedcountless serious head and chest injuries. However, we are heretoday because some manufacturers chose to install air bags withserious design flaws, resulting in the tragic deaths of childrenand small adults in low speed crashes.
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For Immediate Release: 10/21/1997
Railroad Giant CSX Seeks Huge Government Bailout In Amtrak Bill On House Floor This Week
Taxpayers Would Foot Bill for Damages Caused by Train Wrecks Due to Corporate Negligence & Wrongdoing
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For Immediate Release: 9/24/1997
New Report Documents How "Fast Tracked" Trade Agreements Have Increased U.S. Imports of Contaminated Food
Fast Track to Unsafe Food RevealsHow NAFTA Undermines U.S. Food Safety
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For Immediate Release: 9/17/1997
Public Citizen Comments on President Clinton's Statement About the Tobacco Deal
September 17, 1997 Public Citizen Comments on President Clinton's Statement About the Tobacco Deal Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen, released the following comment about President Clinton's statement on the tobacco deal: "The President is right to insist that there be major improvements in the tobacco deal. But there was a deafening silence from him about people's legal rights under the deal.
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For Immediate Release: 9/16/1997
The Tobacco Deal: Document Disclosure Before Further Consideration
For decades, the tobacco industry has hidden documents that revealed information about the health effects of using tobacco products and industry's marketing strategies to addict new smokers. Now, supporters of the proposed tobacco industry deal say that its disclosure provisions would finally force the industry to "come clean" with the public and policy makers.
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For Immediate Release: 8/21/1997
Stealth Legislation
Letter to the Editor The Washington Post, August 21, 1997, p.A18 "Stealth Legislation"
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For Immediate Release: 8/20/1997
Stench Rising from F.D.A. Bill
Special Interest Politics-As-Usual Inside the Beltway
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For Immediate Release: 7/3/1997
AIRBAG STUDY SHOWS HUGE VARIATION IN SAFETY RECORDS
Safety experts urge government to tell public which airbags are most dangerous
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For Immediate Release: 6/20/1997
Taxpayers Burned in Deal with Devil
June 20, 1997 Taxpayers Burned in Deal with Devil The announcement by the state attorneys general today that they have reached "an agreement in principle" should be viewed by everyone who cares about the ravages of tobacco with extreme skepticism. AWe question how the attorneys general can announce a deal in principle with those who have no principles," said Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook. AAnd taxpayer beware: You will be losing over $120 billion in tax revenues from this deal."
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For Immediate Release: 4/16/1997
CAMPAIGN REFORM GROUPS PROTEST SPECIAL ACCESS LUNCHEON
Fat Cats Dine on Squid Pro Quo and Fundraiser Foccaccia
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