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Paseo del Volcan Extension, New Mexico

The idea of building a road through the desert northwest of Albuquerque first surfaced in 1990 as a way to enable sprawling development. Getting local, state and federal financing for a road through the vacant region was crucial to the profit dreams of Westland Development, the private company formed to manage an enormous tract of land initially granted in 1692 by the king of Spain to New World settlers.

Paying off Student Debt During COVID-19

Worried about paying for student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here are 5 potential ways to reduce your payments.


Pennsylvania Turnpike Expansion

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is struggling financially, with $11 billion in debt as of 2016. To reduce its debt, some state officials are seeking to end the PTC’s legally mandated annual payment of $450 million to support state public transit – a move that would constitute a major blow to state transit needs. Despite its tight finances, the PTC is undertaking an expensive and unnecessary highway widening across most of the state.


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PIRG Consumer Watchdog

For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and to ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.


Planning to vote in person? Consider taking a bag of supplies to help you survive long lines

You should plan for long lines. Here's a list of what you should do before you go to vote, what you should take with you and how you should stay safe while you’re at your polling place.


Plastics Legislation Map

Pledge to be Toxic-Free

Safe alternatives are possible and profitable. 


Poison control centers have probed 15,000 cases with kids and hand sanitizer in 2021

What to know about hand sanitizer ingestion and how to prevent it in your family. While a child may not suffer alcohol poisoning if they lick their hands after using it, any amount swallowed or ingested is hazardous. 


Portable generators kill about 70 people each year. Here’s how to protect yourself and your loved ones

If not operated properly, portable generators are extremely dangerous to people and pets. 


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