As the nation grapples with record COVID-19 surges, we are calling on governors to scale back reopening in places where the virus is spreading out of control and to ramp up testing and contact tracing efforts in order to catch isolated cases before they become full-scale outbreaks.
Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of supplies they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19.
Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic — enough to fill 1.5 football stadiums — are thrown away each day in the United States. But so far, the companies that make and sell all of this plastic have borne little to no responsibility for the mess. A report authored by U.S. PIRG Education Fund outlines a different approach.
U.S. PIRG has filed an amicus brief in a legal challenge brought against pharmaceutical company AbbVie, maker of the world's best-selling drug, Humira, arguing that its use of pay-for-delay settlements and "patent thickets" constitute anticompetitive practices and have cost Americans billions.
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U.S. PIRG is urging Congress to immediately pass legislation to pay for key defenses against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States, including testing and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Americans agree: Our nation’s infrastructure needs work. This report provides the blueprint that should form the basis of an infrastructure plan that will make America stronger today and lay the foundation for a brighter future.
Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.
On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States will have a new president, helping to turn the page on a brutal year of disease and disruption. While stark political divisions will undoubtedly remain, a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Frontier Group lays out a vision to bridge political divides through infrastructure investment, seizing a critical opportunity to emerge as a stronger nation after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry the “climate czar” for the incoming administration.
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.