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News Release | U.S. PIRG

New law protects New Yorkers from toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ exposure

New York has joined Washington and Maine to become the third state to pass a bill addressing PFAS exposure and pollution from food packaging.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Maryland PIRG and U.S. PIRG Mourn The Passing of Sen. Paul Sarbanes

To ensure our consumer rights and financial wellbeing, our elected representatives must prioritize the voices of their constituents over special interests. For decades, Sen. Paul Sarbanes was a stalwart advocate for the public, standing up to big banks and powerful corporations. U.S. PIRG’s Senior Director of Federal Consumer Programs Ed Mierzwinski and Maryland PIRG’s State Director Emily Scarr released the following statements in response to the death of Sen. Sarbanes.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

U.S. PIRG Education Fund calls for a better recycling plan from the EPA

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling for a better national plan to deal with plastic pollution and other excess waste. The nonprofit submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the agency's draft National Recycling Strategy ahead of Friday's deadline for public comment.

News Release | Solid Waste

“Fixed for the Holidays” shows holiday shoppers tips to save money on refurbished tech

We have released an updated holiday guide to buying repaired or refurbished electronics with confidence. Reused electronics offer big savings and are better for the environment. Our new guide helps you shop with confidence your refurbished goods will last. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

U.S. PIRG urges Congress to pass COVID-19 package now

U.S. PIRG is urging Congress to immediately pass legislation to pay for key defenses against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States, including testing and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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