New Superbugs in Stock report: grocery stores failing to stop antibiotic overuse in meat supply chains
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Statement: EPA targets two toxic PFAS chemicals under Superfund law
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Statement: Air travel chaos reinforces need for airlines to be more accountable to passengers
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and six other consumer and passenger rights groups have 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 make it clear to airlines they need to reform -- urgently.
Statement: EU to phase out new fossil fuel cars by 2035
The European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to pass a new climate law that will require new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035.
Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste
A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.
Release: New policy in effect erasing paid medical debt from credit reports
Consumer tips on how to check your credit report accuracy
Bank, Credit Union and Consumer Groups Applaud Vote to Close ILC Loophole
A "strange bedfellows" coalition of bank and credit union trade associations and consumer groups applauded committee passage of a bipartisan bill to deny Big Tech firms from circumventing existing rules to enter the banking system. The “Close the ILC Loophole Act” (H.R. 5912) preserves the longstanding separation of banking and commerce.
Statement: FTC Takes Action Against Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse for “Illegally Restricting Customers’ Right to Repair.”
PIRG’s Senior Right to Repair Campaign Director, Nathan Proctor, issued the following statement on the FTC announcement: “The rubber is hitting the road on the FTC’s new focus on protecting your Right to Repair ... "
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.
Statement: FDA to order Juul e-cigs off market, WSJ reports
In a decision that should help stem the youth vaping epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to order Juul to take its e-cigarettes off the market. PIRG Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington responds.
Statement: Rather than a gas tax holiday, US should address oil dependence at its roots
We need to rethink our transportation system to truly free Americans from the pain of oil market volatility.
Statement: Supreme Court rejects Bayer’s appeal against Roundup ruling
The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear an appeal by Bayer, allowing lawsuits claiming glyphosate, the main active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, causes cancer to move forward. Bayer, the maker of Roundup, had appealed the case of Edwin Hardeman who said he developed cancer due to his use of Roundup on his property for decades. The court’s action upholds the ruling of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of Hardeman, upholding a $25 million judgment. The declined appeal opens the opportunity for thousands of similar cases to continue.