In the annual State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed measures to bring relief to almost 8 million students who will see their student loan interest rates double on new loans starting July 1st, 2012.
Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB will rein in the bad business practices of banks, lenders, and credit card companies.
NJPIRG has a long legacy of protecting the public from the public health threats posed by nuclear power.
Nuclear power is inherently dangerous, potentially catastrophic and a lousy investment for our country. The Student PIRGs' have worked for more than 30 years to protect public health and safety from the dangers posed by nuclear reactors and storage of nuclear waste. In state after state, we've also worked to make sure that American consumers are protected from the enormous costs of building and operating nuclear power facilities.