CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group)
The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a staff of policy specialists whose aim is to educate the public in areas of environmental pollution, unsafe products, false advertising, toy safety studies, the influence of special interests in politics, and recycling programs which create a demand for recycled goods.
CALPIRG combines the expertise of professionals and contributions of individual citizens to effect legislative reforms on a state and national level for safe drinking water, clean air, efficient sources of energy, food safety laws, limits on federal and state political contributions and spending, and many other consumer-related issues. Contributions to CALPIRG are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions because the organization lobbies for its own special interests.
Targets of CALPIRG: Polluting industries of mining, timber, nuclear energy, coal and oil; keeping nuclear reactors from being launched into space; and all of the subjects named in the introduction.
California Public Interest Research Group
1107 9th Street, Suite 601
Sacramento, CA 95814
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