CALPIRG

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CALPIRGCalifornia Public Interest Research Group
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1 -- color) The California Public Interest Research Group says Road Rippers, such as the one pictured here, may not be suitable for young children.
Key supporters: The Utility Reform Network, California Teachers Association, California Public Interest Research Group, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez
The report by the California Public Interest Research Group says the California State University system could gain up to $47 million and the University of California system $39 million if loans were provided directly to students.
Though the California Public Interest Research Group said the toy industry has made great strides to protect children, it cautioned that even products approved by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission can pose risks.
But that means a student with a $20,000 loan could pay an additional $7,807 in interest costs over a 20-year repayment period, according to The California Public Interest Research Group, a statewide, student-directed public interest organization.
McKeon received a 5 percent approval rating for 2002 from the California Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit environmental and consumer watchdog organization.
The California Public Interest Research Group identified the toys in its 16th annual survey on toy safety, ``Trouble in Toyland,'' which said many other toys being sold in stores pose choking hazards for children, the leading cause of toy-related deaths, or contain harmful chemicals.
According to the report by the California Public Interest Research Group, more than 304,424 pounds of toxic pollution were released in the state in 1997, ranking it 11th in the country.
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