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NYPIRG Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Activism

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – The New York Public Interest Research Group celebrated its 30th anniversary over the weekend at a New York City reception. Since 1973, NYPIRG has fought against tuition increases, pesticide use and out-of-control campaign spending.

Thirty years ago, the Arab oil embargo was causing gasoline and home heating oil prices to skyrocket. The Watergate scandal was on the verge of bringing down a president. US involvement in Vietnam was coming to an end. And on several college campuses across New York, student activists were getting together to form the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Blair Horner is legislative director of NYPIRG. Click the "listen" icon above to hear Mark Scott's interview with Mr. Horner.