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STATEMENT: Consumer advocates call for timely refunds after airlines cancel more than 2,000 flights nationwide since Christmas Eve

Since Christmas Eve, airline companies canceled more than 2,000 U.S. flights, and even more flights were delayed, affecting tens of thousands of flyers. Worldwide, more than 8,000 flights have been canceled, and this may not be the last of it.  

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Year in review: public health, climate and consumer protection victories of 2021

A new presidential administration opened the way for more national action by PIRG. At the same time, state partners continued to make progress across the country.

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STATEMENT: Listeria outbreaks highlight ‘unacceptable’ food safety requirements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday the second of two listeria outbreak investigations linked to packaged salads this week.

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PIRG and state affiliates call for EPA regulation of polluting technology

PIRG, along with affiliate groups, submitted comments urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate gasification technologies, often mislabeled as “chemical recycling” or “advanced recycling.” Facilities utilizing these polluting technologies currently operate unregulated by federal air quality standards.

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STATEMENT: Procter & Gamble’s hair product recall is the eighth recall this year involving benzene and aerosol or pump sprays

Procter & Gamble Co’s voluntary recall of more than 30 aerosol hair care products is the eighth benzene-related spray product recall announced this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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