Millions of Americans stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. It’s time we fix that.

When consumers don’t have time to wait for authorized repair, they shouldn’t be faulted for finding alternatives.

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Abe Scarr
Illinois PIRG State Director

House Bill 1472, House Floor Amendment 1 is complex, sophisticated legislation, but can be summarized simply: it doubles down on the worst policies passed during ComEd’s corrupt scheme, and makes them even worse.

This blog is the second in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers recycled content requirements.

We spoke to Je’May Ward, a clean beauty blogger from North Carolina, about what clean beauty advocacy means for her.

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Abe Scarr
Illinois PIRG State Director

We oppose Senate Bill 2393 because it assumes fossil fuel infrastructure is the best solution to a community’s energy needs without proper consideration of alternatives. We also oppose SB2393 because it incentivizes gas line extensions throughout Illinois by shifting costs of extension on to existing customers. These policies are risky if not reckless in a time of climate change.

The FTC is due to report on repair restrictions, and we’re pressing for real action to follow. 

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Lisa Frank
Vice President and D.C. Office Director, The Public Interest Network

We’re monitoring federal action and reporting back on whether our elected officials are acting for or against the public interest.

This blog is the first in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers single-use plastic product bans.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

A congressional report revealed high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in baby food sold by leading brands. What may be even more shocking is that there are virtually no federal standards for toxic heavy metals in baby food.