U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies will save taxpayers money, help fund the reconciliation bill and create a more sustainable future. 

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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

A coastal city takes action to reduce the most common sources of disposable plastic waste

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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

Cities and states around the country have taken steps to ban certain single-use plastics -- straws, plastic bags, polystyrene take-out containers and more. These policies are aimed at reducing the flow of plastic into our waterways and the waste stream. But do they work? 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here are some tips to avoid scams and stay safe in the days and weeks ahead.

It’s the plastics industry’s worst-kept secret: a huge percentage of their products are designed to be used once then thrown away -- and yet it’s us, the consumers, who are left to pay for the cleanup.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Half the country faces fire and wind, the other half wind, rain and flood. Despite nay-saying from some members of Congress, the Biden administration's financial regulators continue to make the global climate change crisis a financial regulatory priority. 

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