Denver region approves removal of I-25 widening project from transportation plan
Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements
New report spotlights wasteful highway boondoggles across the country
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New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts”
Coalition calls for more resources devoted to getting banned materials out of landfills and incinerators.
New report spotlights M-83 expansion among national U.S. highway boondoggles
Maryland PIRG Foundation and Frontier Group released a new report on Thursday that exposes highway boondoggles across the country that, if completed, would not only waste billions of dollars but also worsen climate change, harm air quality and deepen our country’s harmful dependency on cars.
Statement: Baltimore advocacy groups call for improved water infrastructure in wake of boil-water advisory in West Baltimore
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for portions of West Baltimore, advising that drinking water is boiled before consumption.
Environmental, consumer groups announce groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against DC gas company
Report: One year after new federal law implemented, robocalls fall, robotexts skyrocket
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.
Statement: DOT calls on airlines to drop family seating fees, improve refund process
The DOT actions come a week after U.S. PIRG and a half-dozen other consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to Congress asking the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee and the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to tell airlines to change their policies to prioritize passengers.
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.
Statement: Flyers embarking on holiday travel should know their rights
As travelers try to navigate air travel this holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead, they should know their rights to a refund under federal law, and understand airlines’ policies on credits and vouchers, which flyers don’t have to accept when the airline cancels the flight.
Release: New policy in effect erasing paid medical debt from credit reports
Consumer tips on how to check your credit report accuracy
Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.
New report deails how frequent gas leaks result in death, injury and other damage to our health and environment.