USPIRGUnited States Public Interest Research Group
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USPIRG calls this tactic "particularly insidious (because) it relies on peer pressure to ensure that students are filling out applications.
USPIRG recommends that colleges adopt "fair campus credit card marketing principles, including banning use of gifts in marketing, not selling lists of students' names, and prohibiting student groups or college departments from entering marketing deals that benefit the campus organization for collecting applications.
Both sides made the usual arguments, but Chairman Stratton pressed the petitioners, CFA and USPIRG, to explain their complaints that they did not have enough time to prepare.
He observed that CFA, USPIRG and Consumers' Union claim to represent consumers, so why would they need to bring in additional participants?
One issue that FOE, USPIRG and the deficit hawks at TCS emphatically agree on is national forest road construction.
CONTACT: Friends of the Earth, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005/(202)783-7400; Taxpayers for Common Sense, 651 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20003/(202)546-8500; USPIRG, 218 D Street SE, Washington, DC 20003/(202) 546-9707.
Consumers need strong privacy legislation that sets the default switch on tracking consumers or selling or sharing their information to OFF, and gives consumers real control of their personal data," said Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director of USPIRG.
CONTACTS: Common Cause, 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036/(202)833-1200; Center for Responsive Politics, 1320 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036/(202)857-0044; USPIRG, 218 D Street SE, Washington, DC 20003/(202)546-9707.
USPIRG studied the first session of the 104th Congress for funds taken from PACs relating to timber, grazing, mining, sugar, coal and other related industries.
In its citizen suit, USPIRG asserts that Chris Jouty, Terry Jouty, and DeForest Brown are "members of USPIRG.
If the court determines that USPIRG has no members, then it would appear that all of USPIRG's citizen suits against corporate America are a sham.
Bayou Steel officials fully expect that USPIRG and the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) will misinterpret its decision to dismiss the Washington lawsuit rather than acknowledge the company's belief that USPIRG has no standing in this matter.