Milestones

The progress we’ve made, together, toward a safer, healthier and more secure future for all Americans.

Safer products on store shelves and a fairer marketplace to do business. Cleaner air to breathe and cleaner water to drink. Fewer toxic chemicals in our communities and in our lives. Less plastic pollution, more recycling and repair. These are some of the milestones that our staff, members and supporters have helped make happen. Together we are building a safer, healthier future in which we are freer to pursue our well-being and the common good.

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How ComEd’s corruption hurt Illinois consumers, and how we can take our power back

Corporate responsibility

How ComEd’s corruption hurt Illinois consumers, and how we can take our power back

Illinoisans who get their electricity from Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) are paying 37 percent more for their electricity delivery than they did in 2012 — when in fact declines in power supply prices over the last decade should have led to lower electric bills. Why the extra cost? The answer lies in a case of political influence enabling a powerful special interest to upend its own regulation, maximizing private profit rather than the public good.

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Report: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turns 10

Milestones

Report: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turns 10

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns 10 years old, a new report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund recaps how the agency has helped consumers over the past decade and the steps under way to refocus the CFPB on its mission after three years of retrograde decisions under the Trump Administration.

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Big Win For Consumers’ Right-to-Know

Food & farming

Big Win For Consumers’ Right-to-Know

Today, the U.S. Senate failed to pass their version of the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know), which would have kept consumers in the dark about what's in the food they eat, falling 12 votes short of the 60 required to continue the debate.

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