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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

News Release | Illinois PIRG | Consumer Protection

State Senators, consumer advocates: Illinois Department of Insurance should investigate car insurance overcharges

Sixteen state Senators and nine advocacy organizations sent a letter Thursday to the Illinois Department of Insurance, asking the department to investigate how much insurance companies overcharged Illinois drivers during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Release | Illinois PIRG

Illinois PIRG applauds Ann McCabe’s appointment to Illinois Commerce Commission

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office confirmed on Monday that it plans to appoint Ann McCabe to serve on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), the state’s utility regulator. McCabe previously served a term on the ICC, ending in 2017.

News Release | Illinois PIRG

Diverse coalition of consumers, small businesses, farmers and hospitals call on Illinois legislature to pass Right to Repair

A diverse coalition of consumers, small businesses, farmers and hospitals urged an Illinois House committee on Thursday to pass  “Right to Repair” legislation – House Bill 3061 (Mussman) – that would end repair restrictions manufacturers place on products from cell phones to tractors. Right to Repair would ensure device owners can fix their products on their own or through independent repair technicians, rather than being forced to rely on the manufacturer.


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