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Statement: U.S. PIRG joins 11 farm, pro-repair groups in FTC complaint against John Deere

If Federal Trade Commission agrees with allegations of anticompetitive repair practices, it could take immediate action

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New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

Gas taxes are supposed to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads, but too often, they don’t, according to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The report, Shifting Gears, suggests that to build a cleaner, safer and more affordable transportation system, it is time to shift gears.  

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Statement: United Nations agree to framework for historic treaty to reduce global plastic pollution

As the country that generates the most plastic waste in the world, the United States has joined other United Nations members in a groundbreaking international agreement to address the global plastic waste crisis. 

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STATEMENT: Fitbit recalls about 1 million Ionic Smartwatches after 78 reports of burn injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in conjunction with Fitbit announced the recall of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches on Wednesday.

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Advisory: New reports, tip guides for National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12

In recognition of Consumer Protection Week 2022, U.S. PIRG Education Fund is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues. Go to U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s Consumer Week page each day next week for new content.

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