U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Today the CFPB and OCC fined Bank of America a combined $225 million for "Botched Disbursement of State Unemployment Benefits at Height of Pandemic." As the release notes, it's not the first time the big bank has been penalized for consumer law violations. We've noted the bank's previous violations, too.

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Electric school buses will clean our air - and get cleaner as we use more renewable energy.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

There is overwhelming evidence that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has said that asbestos exposure causes cancer and other serious illnesses in humans. Nearly 70 countries have banned this mineral. However, in the United States asbestos is still in use and putting the health of Americans at risk.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

Speakers at the event discussed how this harmful family of chemicals impacts human health and the environment, ways other brands have phased out PFAS from their supply chains and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

One year ago, President Biden signed an executive order promoting competition and opposing practices of powerful special interests that raise prices for consumers, impede innovation, prevent nascent competitors from succeeding and deny consumers marketplace choices. 

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Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission will provide a report and any proposed legislation to the General Assembly prior to the start of the 2023 legislative session.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The Federal Trade Commission announced its third repair-related enforcement action in recent weeks, this time targeting the well-known grill maker Weber to clean up its compliance with warranty law.