PennPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.

The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

As major American cities look for ways to lower carbon emissions, they’re looking to low-tech, low-cost bus lanes to help them. Here’s the case for why more cities should get on board.

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

COVID-19 is raging across the country, and experts warn that without swift action, tens of thousands of people will die. 

The longer Google takes to fix problems for indpendent repair shops, the easier it is for manufacturers to elbow out competitors in the repair market.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Polls show voters, across party lines, want both a strong CFPB and strong Wall Street, payday lender and debt collector oversight. Will the next Congress listen to them and undo this Administration's myriad rollbacks of consumer and investor financial protections?

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington and Dr. Syra Madad detail how people can safely gather this holiday season in the era of COVID-19.

The CDC implemented the eviction freeze on Sept. 4 to reduce the number of people on the streets who could get infected with and spread the COVID-19 virus. Landlords and other groups filed lawsuits attempting to strike down the halt on evictions, so the future of the policy remains uncertain.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to stop retailers from selling dangerous over-the-counter products such as toxic hand sanitizer. Our safety system is broken, and we need to fix it.