The Superfund Reinvestment Act would ensure the federal Superfund Trust — which pays for toxic waste cleanups where the liable party cannot be found or cannot pay — is fully funded through a "Polluters Pay" tax.
Fourteen ways states should protect consumers when their car is towed and which states offer those safeguards. These protections range from who is responsible for damages caused by careless towing to whether you are guaranteed the option to pay by credit card.
It's illegal to void a product's warranty simply because it receives an "unauthorized" repair — but appliance companies have persisted with the practice, finds an April report.
To avoid the worst impacts and preserve a livable planet for future generations, we need to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Carbon pricing is a proven and effective way to help us meet that goal.
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A new bill aims to speed up toxic waste cleanups
Why appliances aren’t built to last, and how the E.U. is changing that.
A scorecard released by U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that many popular cosmetic brands score poorly on ingredient safety and disclosure. While companies and governments need to take action to protect consumers, in the meantime, you can take steps to keep your personal care routine safe.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report today on manufacturers' use of restrictive repair tactics that have kept consumers from repairing their own products.
AUSTIN, Texas -- U.S. PIRG Education Fund , Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging the company to commit to a comprehensive plan for phasing out single-use plastic packaging from its stores. This follows a March 2021 letter signed by more than 130 advocacy and community groups calling on the national supermarket chain to adopt a bold response to the plastic pollution crisis.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.