U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

Millions of Americans stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. It’s time we fix that.

The United States is in need of an infrastructure overhaul.

When consumers don’t have time to wait for authorized repair, they shouldn’t be faulted for finding alternatives.

This blog is the second in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers recycled content requirements.

In response to the worsening plastic waste crisis, federal lawmakers and advocates are championing legislation to cut our nation's plastic footprint down a size. 

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Mac Dressman
Transform Transportation, Associate

By removing the shackles of mandated parking, cities and towns can lower business costs, reduce sprawl and make transit safer and more convenient for everyone. It’s time to stop prioritizing parking over people.

Some financial issues are like Shrek-shaped Russian nesting dolls-- they have more layers than onions and are buried within each other. A Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency rule promulgated in October of 2020 is one such issue.

We spoke to Je’May Ward, a clean beauty blogger from North Carolina, about what clean beauty advocacy means for her.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The FTC is due to report on repair restrictions, and we’re pressing for real action to follow.