U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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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. 

Cover graphic by Ron Mader via Flickr, some rights reserved.

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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

Guest post by Clay Napurano

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? 

In this blog series, we present four examples of single-use plastics bans that are reducing plastic pollution.

 | by
Mac Dressman
Transform Transportation, Associate

Mobile batteries could power essential services during disasters

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Hurricane Ida is projected to make landfall in Louisana late Sunday. Residents can start thinking now about how to protect themselves from opportunists and scam artists.

 | by
Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

Guest post by Clay Napurano

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? 

In this blog series, we present four examples of single-use plastics bans that are reducing plastic pollution. 

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The hackers say they have personal data on 100 million people. Long before this breach, you should have assumed some or all of your personal information was compromised

 | by
Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair