U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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John Stout
Transform Transportation, Advocate

Prioritizing a fix-it-first approach will make life safer for all Americans

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

As Microsoft joins the $2 trillion club, a shareholder group presses for Right to Repair 

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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

This blog post was guest written by Joshua Gregory

One thing that often gets overlooked at cookouts is the sheer amount of waste that these events create. By being conscious and taking a few extra steps when planning a cookout, we can all reduce the amount of waste we create, and in many ways, have better cookouts than before. Here’s how I did it, and how you can too:

Burger King customer service staff told concerned callers in June that the company plans to phase out PFAS in its packaging by the end of 2021.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With the new federal law that takes effect June 30, we should start seeing a decline in illegal robocalls. But the scams certainly won't halt overnight. Here are some tips to live by.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Patients can be asked to consent to out-of-network care from certain providers under the No Surprises Act. That could be an expensive decision.

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

Exposé shows one Amazon facility shreds up to 130,000 products a week

PIRG advocates met with federal lawmakers and their aides from April 6-8 to make the case for a suite of transportation solutions.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Consumers increasingly are using digital peer-to-peer payment (P2P) apps for convenience. However, that convenience can quickly turn to inconvenience as the result of these apps’ often-confusing design, poor customer service and propensity for being used for scams and fraud. The number of written complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about these apps and other financial tools in the “mobile or digital wallet” category has skyrocketed in recent years, reaching new heights in 2021.

Cover photo by grinvalds via IStock 

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

From a win in the New York Senate, to a new bill in Congress: A roundup of news on Right to Repair