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  • Why Young People Are Driving Less | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    it Means for Transportation Policy that shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives The report demonstrates that Americans are driving less and that the decline in driving is even more pronounced for young people For more ont the report check out the video from ABC News and download the report And as the Washington Post points out Driving is becoming so last century Transit About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Student Consumer Action Network Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Safe Energy New Voters

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/ca/why-young-people-are-driving-less (2016-04-29)
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  • Transit | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people Read more about Transportation and the New Generation Report Transit The Right Track America s highways and airports are increasingly congested Our nation s transportation system remains dependent on oil And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century The United States should build an efficient and fast passenger rail network with high speed rail as a central component to help address the nation s transportation challenges in the 21st century Read more about The Right Track Report Transit Road Work Ahead To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Report Transit A Track Record of Success As America moves toward construction of new high speed rail networks in regions throughout the country we have much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment Read more about A Track Record of Success Resource Transit 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the transit campaign on your campus this

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/topics/transit (2016-04-29)
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  • Big Day for Open Education! | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    resources Join the Student PIRGs tomorrow at 4 p m EST for our webinar Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Video Competition Spearheaded by the U S Department of Education Creative Commons and the Open Society Institute the Why Open Education Matters video contest aims to help the public understand the value of open education through short creative videos Entries are due by June 25 2012 and winners will receive cash prizes up to 25 000 The panel of judges includes celebrities like Davis Guggenheim Nina Paley and James Franco More information Audio recording of today s conference call with Under Secretary Kanter Video by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announcing the video contest List of Open Education Week activities Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Tues 3 6 at 4 p m EST Textbooks About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-updates-blog/big-day-open-education (2016-04-29)
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  • Latest Updates Blog | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Saturday February 26 2011 By Spring break trips can go from paradise to disaster when prearranged travel packages turn out to not be what they seem We surveyed spring break travel ads found at colleges in a dozen communities around the country in our report Spring Broke How to Avoid a Spring Break Rip off Read more about Don t get ripped off this Spring Break FAILbook Guide Friday February 25 2011 By Facebook makes it pretty tough for you to control who gets to see your personal information This guide will walk you through step by step how to adjust your settings to control who can see your information on Facebook Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about FAILbook Guide Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blog?page=9 (2016-04-29)
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  • Low Loan Interest Rates, More Work-Study Pushed by Obama | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    cuts struggling family finances and uncertain job prospects We applaud President Obama for his proposal to keep student loan interest rates low If Congress does nothing students who takeout the maximum 23 000 in subsidized student loans will see their interest balloon to about an additional 5 000 over a 10 year repayment period and 11 000 over a 20 year repayment period In addition to loans many students work their way through college to keep their debt burden low However more full time students are becoming full time workers With the economic down turn it is getting harder for those students to find and continue employment Doubling the amount of work study jobs as proposed by the President will help support needy students willing to work hard make it to graduation Higher Ed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-updates-blog/low-loan-interest-rates-more-work-study-pushed-obama (2016-04-29)
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  • Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    public opinion and motivated by profits Exelon Corporation applied to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC for a 20 year license extension NJPIRG worked with a coalition of local state and national organizations including the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic to intervene in Oyster Creek s license extension proceeding Thanks to our efforts a bi partisan group of NJ Congressmen Representatives Saxton Smith Holt Andrews Pascrell and Pallone signed a letter questioning the NRC s ability to ensure the plant s safety and served as leading advocates during the four year campaign to fight the license extension The NRC had a long history of rubber stamping decisions to relicense plants so NJPIRG along with Environment New Jersey and numerous local groups fought to bring safety concerns about the plant to the forefront of the debate Through our work the NRC agreed to hear about safety concerns from a coalition of local state and national organizations and New Jersey s Department of Environmental Protection is the first ever to file a petition opposing the relicensing of a nuclear plant Despite numerous safety concerns in 2009 the plant was granted a 20 year license extension The week after the extension was approved workers at the plant found tritium leaks from buried improperly insulated pipes that were leaching into the groundwater and Barnegat Bay Despite losing the battle on the license extension the coalition opposing Oyster Creek continued to push for closing the plant appealing the decision in court and spotlighting the continuing safety concerns about the plant as they came to light In December Governor Christie announced that the plant will be closing in 2019 despite its license being extended until 2029 Maryland PIRG Campaign to stop Calvert Cliffs III Maryland PIRG ran a multi year campaign to stop a new nuclear reactor in Maryland Calvert Cliffs III The planned reactor would have harmed public health in the state while also shifting the risks of a reactor onto taxpayers Over the past four years Maryland PIRG Foundation highlighted the safety and cost concerns posed by nuclear energy We educated opinion leaders the environmental community and the public about the viability of a truly clean energy future that does not include nuclear power Throughout the campaign we met with the CEO of Constellation Energy Mayo Shattuck III the director of the Maryland Energy Administration Malcolm Woolf members of Gov O Malley s policy team and state regulators to challenge the notion that nuclear power was the best way to meet Maryland s energy needs Throughout the campaign Maryland PIRG also generated more than 80 news stories on the problems with nuclear power and the availability of better energy sources in major statewide and national media outlets and helped found and coordinate the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition a statewide alliance of environmental consumer and religious organizations whose mission is to challenge the construction of a new nuclear reactor in Maryland and promote safer alternatives In 2010 Constellation Energy decided to abandon Calvert Cliffs III a

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/nj/legacy-protecting-public-health-threat-nuclear-power (2016-04-29)
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  • Waste | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/topics/waste (2016-04-29)
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  • Energy Service Corps | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Read more about Slay the Vampires About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/topics/energy-service-corps (2016-04-29)
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