U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

Unrestrained by the Right to Repair, companies test the boundaries of ownership. People are pushing back, and recently forced the craft device maker Cricut to abandon a change to its terms of use. 

Lawmakers and FTC commissioners agree that it’s time to protect consumers’ Right to Repair 

Environmental advocates support ‘Right to Repair’ legislation

It's illegal to void a product's warranty simply because it receives an "unauthorized" repair.

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group have worked for decades to identify and promote solutions to the climate crisis. We have compiled this list of resources to help the public and decision-makers understand and act on the key components of President Biden’s announcement.

U.S. PIRG and Environment America went on a virtual road trip to discuss policies to combat the plastic pollution crisis

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.

The Transportation and Climate Initiative is an opportunity to tackle transportation emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Yesterday the Senate Commerce Committee held an oversight hearing on strengthening the FTC's tools to protect consumers. Today it held a confirmation hearing for President Biden's nominee to the FTC, Professor Lina Khan. U.S. PIRG supports both. (Photo of sculptor "Michael Lantz's Man Controlling Trade" (outside the FTC) by Steve Fernie, Some Rights Reserved.)