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A NJPIRG study shows that New Jersey has one of the highest number of loan complaints in the country.
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Ted Foster, a student at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, has become more discerning about how he obtains textbooks for his college classes.
McCutcheon v FEC was decided on April 2, 2014. The decision eliminated certain campaign finance regulations that limited the amount wealthy donors could give.
U.S. PIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group is working with state activist groups to prevent fracking in the Delaware River Watershed.
According to a press release by NJPIRG, the organization is working with Rep. Rush Holt, D-12, to appeal to the Delaware River Basin Commission, which could prevent drilling in the area.
Olivia Harry, fracking coordinator for NJPIRG, said they were reaching out to students for tabling. So far, the organization has collected more than 700 signatures and has gotten 800 students to call Gov. Chris Christie’s office.
Peter Skopec, a program associate at New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, said the public should be concerned about Genetically Modified Organisms because most GMO crops are designed to lessen the need of pesticide and herbicide use but the chemicals can be very dangerous.
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