Updated 2022 hurricane season coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities
Statement: New bill could expedite projects that would pollute America
Denver region approves removal of I-25 widening project from transportation plan
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Release: Proposed legislation would make airlines more accountable to passengers
U.S. PIRG, coalition of advocates, to ask Congress to address cancellations, refunds, other problems by eliminating airlines’ federal liability shield
Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements
Transportation advocates and neighborhood leaders gathered in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate the removal of a massive highway widening project in their backyard along Interstate-25.
2022 heat wave/energy efficiency coverage: data, resources and interview opportunities
Release: Rural repair shops, farmers, advocates call for action during Right to Repair hearing
PIRG delivered a letter from 105 rural repair shops across the country to House Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development
New report spotlights wasteful highway boondoggles across the country
Report calls for fixing roads and bridges instead of pursuing more harmful highway expansions
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: Juul to pay nearly $440 million to settle probe into alleged kid-focused marketing
Juul Labs Inc., a major e-cigarette company, agreed Tuesday to pay 33 states plus Puerto Rico more than $438 million to end a joint multistate investigation into its allegedly teen-friendly marketing practices. It's welcome news, but Juul is only one company. Several other vape companies continue to sell flavored products that appeal to kids.
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.
Statement: EPA targets two toxic PFAS chemicals under Superfund law
Hazardous designation would speed cleanup of dangerous PFOA and PFOS