The United States has a toxic waste problem. But a lack of funding has lead to a dropoff in cleanup completion rates, found "Superfund Underfunded," a report compiled by our research partners at U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
Solid Waste | U.S. PIRG
Thanks in large part to the advocacy of our national network and coalition partners, 2021 is shaping up to be a big year for Right to Repair with fourteen states considering legislation that would give consumers the right to fix their stuff.
Days before the nation reached the grim milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, U.S. PIRG called on Congress to rapidly approve requests for COVID-19 response funding outlined by President Joe Biden before his inauguration.
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The House of Representatives passed a package of democracy reform legislation (H.R. 1) on Wednesday night that features important proposals to improve the health of America’s democracy. The bill would increase participation in the voting process and disclosures on secret political spending as well as reform redistricting practices. It would also create a small donor empowerment system for federal elections, which would help combat the overwhelming influence of big money in politics.
If you live in any of the following states, use these tips to fight unfair medical bills: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
A tribute to John, and a review of his book, Repair Revolution
How to avoid textile “wish-cycling” and why clothing companies need to bear responsibility for the waste crisis their products create.
These days, calls about supposed car warranties seem to have replaced Rachel. Just about everyone is getting robocalls about car warranties that are expiring, or some such nonsense.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.