U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Ryan Giunta
Drive Less, Live More Campaign, Associate

A discussion with Jim Tassé, the assistant director at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM).

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

You may be setting aside those cloth or surgical masks and shopping for some N95 masks or KN95s that are supposed to be widely available. But . . . there unfortunately are lots of counterfeit products out there too.
 

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

A major new CFPB report assails the Big 3 credit bureaus for a series of excuses, “deficiencies” and failures. CFPB found that “Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion routinely failed to fully respond to consumers with errors.” Wow.

Cover graphic “Epic Fail” by Dunk via Flickr, some rights reserved.

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Isabel Brown
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

The holidays are over and winter is upon us again. The long and cold months ahead can feel like an eternity, especially during an ongoing pandemic. Here are some ways to keep your mind and body healthy as we head into a second COVID-19 winter.

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Mac Dressman
Transform Transportation, Associate

Switching from one dirty fuel source to another isn’t the public health or climate progress we need.  

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Google’s parent company, Alphabet*, faces shareholder proposal because of history of repair restrictions

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R.J. Cross
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group; Advocate, Tax & Budget, U.S. PIRG

Buy now, pay later apps give consumers the flexibility of paying for purchases in installments, but that convenience comes at a cost. Besides being unregulated and full of fine print, these companies have one ultimate goal: get you to buy more stuff, and go into debt to do it.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

Many of us use this time of year to reflect on what we want to do differently in the year ahead. One resolution that could really help the planet? Reducing your foodprint.