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Report: Number of phone companies installing robocall technology quadruples

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Report: Number of phone companies installing robocall technology quadruples

A year after a new federal law aimed at fighting robocalls, the number of phone companies that have adopted the required technology has quadrupled and the volume of scam robocalls has dropped in half. But spam texts have increased more than tenfold as con artists and identity thieves find alternative ways to steal Americans’ personal information and money.

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Advocacy groups, 48,000 petitioners demand Columbia Sportswear stop using toxic PFAS chemicals in clothing

Toxic threats

Advocacy groups, 48,000 petitioners demand Columbia Sportswear stop using toxic PFAS chemicals in clothing

U.S. PIRG Education Fund and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) hosted a media conference outside Columbia Sportswear’s flagship store in downtown Portland on Thursday to deliver a petition, with more than 48,000 signatures, urging the clothing manufacturer and retailer to phase out the use of PFAS chemicals in their products.

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California marks 40th anniversary of landmark auto ‘Lemon Law’

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California marks 40th anniversary of landmark auto ‘Lemon Law’

On July 7, 1982 – 40 years ago on Thursday –  former Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s landmark auto “lemon law.” To raise awareness of the ongoing importance of California’s lemon law 40 years later, CALPIRG Education Fund, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation and Frontier Group recently released a report comparing different auto manufacturers and how commonly they are sued over the lemon law. 

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Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

Fossil fuel pollution

Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

On Thursday, CALPIRG Education Fund, Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released a new report that finds from 2010 through nearly the end of 2021, almost 2,600 gas pipeline incidents occurred in the United States that were serious enough to require reporting to the federal government. That’s the equivalent to one every 40 hours.

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New report: Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

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New report: Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

In a new report, Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?, CALPIRG Education Fund surveyed 50 of the largest grocery and convenience store chains nationwide on their notification practices and talked to experts about what needs to change to improve both communication and public safety.

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New report reveals most commonly sued car manufacturers under California lemon law

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New report reveals most commonly sued car manufacturers under California lemon law

ALPIRG Education Fund, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation and Frontier Group released a report on Tuesday that reveals the car companies that are sued the most and least often under California’s auto lemon law, compared to their market share, over selling seriously defective cars in the Golden State. 

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