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  • Oceans | WISPIRG Students
    fal campaigns Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 20 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night Come find out what we have planned and get involved Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Internships Available Monday September 12 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Available Add new comment Come to an Information Session Monday September 12 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer It s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear what we have planned and how you can help Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Information Session Add new comment Come to an Info Session Tuesday September 6 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Stop by this Thursday to learn how to get involved as an intern or volunteer Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Info Session Add new comment Internships Thursday August 25 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Find out about internships for course credit and apply online Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/topics/oceans (2016-04-29)
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  • Other | WISPIRG Students
    Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Report Other Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants Read more about Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors Report Other Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children The incidence of many serious health problems including premature birth learning disabilities behavioral disorders asthma and allergies early puberty obesity diabetes reduced fertility and some types of cancer shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development Read more about Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease Media Hit Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning WISPIRG kicks off the fall 2010 semester Read more about WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns

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  • Parks | WISPIRG Students
    fal campaigns Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 20 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night Come find out what we have planned and get involved Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Internships Available Monday September 12 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Available Add new comment Come to an Information Session Monday September 12 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer It s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear what we have planned and how you can help Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Information Session Add new comment Come to an Info Session Tuesday September 6 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Stop by this Thursday to learn how to get involved as an intern or volunteer Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Info Session Add new comment Internships Thursday August 25 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Find out about internships for course credit and apply online Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher

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  • Waste | WISPIRG Students
    Transit Waste Read more about Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 20 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night Come find out what we have planned and get involved Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Kickoff Meeting Add new comment Internships Available Monday September 12 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Available Add new comment Come to an Information Session Monday September 12 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer It s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear what we have planned and how you can help Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Information Session Add new comment Come to an Info Session Tuesday September 6 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Stop by this Thursday to learn how to get involved as an intern or volunteer Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Info Session Add new comment Internships Thursday August 25 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Find out about internships for course credit and apply online Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Add new comment Media Hit

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  • The Right Track | WISPIRG Students
    Jacksonville Florida is seeking to build the first truly high speed rail system in the United States with an initial network linking Tampa Orlando and Miami Trains traveling at 165 mph or more would bypass traffic on the state s congested highways and link together many of the state s biggest attractions Florida is also seeking to restore rail service along its east coast providing new service to important coastal destinations The Gulf Coast states are pursuing the restoration of passenger rail service east of New Orleans that was disrupted after Hurricane Katrina Over the long term the states are looking to build a modern passenger rail network with links between New Orleans and Baton Rouge to the north Houston to the west Birmingham to the northeast and the Florida Panhandle to the east The proposed Texas T Bone high speed rail network would serve as a core for improved passenger rail service throughout the South Central region The T Bone network running from Dallas to San Antonio and east to Houston would serve fast growing metropolitan areas with more than 15 million residents Additional connections would include high speed service between Texas Oklahoma City and Tulsa and an eventual high speed rail connection with Little Rock The rapidly growing Southwest trails other regions in planning for high speed rail but has several potential corridors for new service including potential lines serving Denver Colorado s Front Range Phoenix Tucson and Las Vegas The Midwest already has extensive rail lines which states are seeking to modernize creating a regional network of efficient passenger rail routes with Chicago as the hub St Louis Kansas City Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee Madison and Minneapolis St Paul would all enjoy convenient connections with Chicago and each other with a revitalized regional rail system Building the system is estimated to create over 152 000 person years of work and 57 000 permanent jobs In the Pacific Northwest ridership on Amtrak s Cascades line between Eugene Portland Seattle and Vancouver B C has increased eight fold over the past 15 years Further improvements to the line will reduce travel time and add round trips attracting more than 3 million passengers a year and relieving congestion on crowded Interstate 5 California s high speed rail system one of the most comprehensive and modern networks planned in the United States will be a big step forward in addressing the state s problems with traffic and air pollution The network will provide the efficient travel between California s major cities that the state s large population and economy require with multiple trains per hour stopping in all of the state s largest cities and traveling at top speeds over 200 mph Recent investments in passenger rail have already paid off in higher ridership Over the last decade Amtrak ridership has increased by 26 percent with an additional 5 6 million passengers per year riding intercity rail Despite the economic downturn Amtrak served a record number of riders in the last three

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  • 21st Century Transportation | WISPIRG Students
    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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Resource Transit 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the transit campaign on your campus this spring Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste We couldn t have done it without you Matt Kozlowski Hi Thanks for being part of WISPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Keep Reading Add new comment Report Transit Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges 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 Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last View All RSS Feed

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/21st-century-transportation?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • 21st Century Transportation | WISPIRG Students
    Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Meghan Ford Hi WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 27 7pm 103 Psychology RSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Tuesday night I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fall campaigns Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Kickoff Meeting Jessie Mauser Hi WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Thursday September 22nd 6 00 CPS Building Room 229 RSVP on Facebook Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fall campaigns This fall we ll be volunteering in local soup kitchens cutting wasteful spending on unhealthy foods protecting Wisconsin s lakes and more We d love your help Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Internships Available Jessie Mauser Hi During tough budget negotiations this spring and summer we protected student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we saved student aid Now we re working to cut the billions in wasteful government subsidies that make junk food cheaper than healthy food As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Come to an Information Session Meghan Ford Hi I m eager to get to work on our fall campaigns and it s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/21st-century-transportation?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • 21st Century Transportation | WISPIRG Students
    campaigns and it s a great time for you to get involved as an Intern or volunteer Stop by Thursday to hear what we have planned and how you can help WISPIRG Info Sessions 11 30 3 00 and 5 00 Brewhaus Workshop in the DUC RSVP Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Energy Sustainability Transit Stop pedaling start driving Meghan Ford Stop pedaling start driving Stop pedaling start driving Or so says the ad that GM ran in college newspapers last week calling on students to drop their environmentalist ideals and pick up some keys Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Internships Meghan Ford Hi During tough budget negotiations this spring and summer we protected student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we saved student aid Now we re working to protect Wisconsin s lakes from pollution And as a WISPIRG Intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Find out more and apply online Keep Reading Add new comment Video Blog Transit Mad Fast Trains Two stars of the hit show Mad Men are big fans of high speed rail And they ve teamed up with U S PIRG and the humor website Funny or Die to make a short video that s launching on the site today Keep Reading Blog Post Transit Mad Fast Trains Meghan Ford Two stars of the hit show Mad Men are big fans of high speed rail And they ve teamed up with U S PIRG and the humor website Funny or Die to make a short video that s launching on the site today Keep Reading Add new

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