Blog

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate
Haley Clinton
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Plastic is a problem not just for our environment, but also for our health. Chemicals used to make plastics anti-microbial, flame retardant, and more, can be toxic.

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Aaron Colonnese
Creative Associate

Illinoisans who get their electricity from Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) are paying 37 percent more for their electricity delivery than they did in 2012 — when in fact declines in power supply prices over the last decade should have led to lower electric bills. Why the extra cost? The answer lies in a case of political influence enabling a powerful special interest to upend its own regulation, maximizing private profit rather than the public good.

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Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for our efforts to secure your right to fix your stuff.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Shortages improved during the fall but worsened in December

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Gideon Weissman
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

The right infrastructure plan can help the U.S take on some of our biggest challenges -- like inadequate public transit, overflowing landfills, and dirty energy. But the wrong plan can send us backwards.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

McDonald’s just committed to phasing out PFAS-treated food packaging from its restaurants globally by 2025. Other restaurants, like Burger King and Wendy’s, should follow its lead.

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Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) shows off many new products -- the Right to Repair coalition is judging which ones are worst for people and the planet.  

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John Stout
Transform Transportation, Advocate

How the pandemic has offered a glimpse of how life could be if we hit the reset button on our transportation habits.

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

The winter months can feel like they last forever - especially during a pandemic. Here are some ways to keep yourself healthy and to shake off that restless, post-December feeling.