Blog

 | by
Abe Scarr
Illinois PIRG State Director

In the wake of the ComEd scandal, the Illinois General Assembly must enact meaningful utility accountability reforms - not only to address unethical behavior, but to also address the harmful utility policy legacy of the past decade. We were thrilled that the Consumer and Climate First Act includes our agenda’s key priorities.

We need policies like Right to Repair to address the dangerous flood of electronics waste

 | by
Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

Getting your vehicle towed can be a memorable experience -- not in a good way

If we want the Right to Repair, more people need to stand up to the companies that lobby against it.

The conventional system of livestock production in the United States hinges on one word: “efficiency.” Time is money, therefore the faster animals progress from birth to slaughter, the cheaper the end product will be. While cost-conscious shoppers appreciate low prices at the meat counter, there is a steep, somewhat-hidden, societal cost to raising animals in the conventional way.  

This pandemic year intensified both our waste generation and our grasp of its unsustainability.

Unrestrained by the Right to Repair, companies test the boundaries of ownership. People are pushing back, and recently forced the craft device maker Cricut to abandon a change to its terms of use. 

Environmental advocates support ‘Right to Repair’ legislation

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.

U.S. PIRG and Environment America went on a virtual road trip to discuss policies to combat the plastic pollution crisis