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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Dangerous secrets: Popular cosmetics brands fail to disclose ingredients

A new report that surveys nearly 1,000 personal care products from 26 popular cosmetics companies finds that many of these companies are doing a poor job informing the public on what ingredients are going into their products, hiding potentially toxic chemicals from consumers.

News Release | Illinois PIRG

Coalition Praises Utility Accountability Reforms in Gov. Pritzker’s Consumers and Climate First Act

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday unveiled the Consumers and Climate First Act, an energy bill that both sets ambitious clean energy goals and highlights much-needed utility ethics and accountability reform. The bill would mandate many of the same reforms included in the Take Our Power Back coalition platform. These include: immediately ending automatic "formula" rate hikes; ending gas utility surcharges driving up gas bills; pursuing restitution for ComEd customers; stopping utilities from pushing the cost of charitable donations onto customers; requiring a third-party, independent audit of ComEd and Ameren’s grids and grid investments under formula rates; and establishing integrated grid planning, giving communities a seat at the table when it comes to our clean energy future.

News Release | U.S.PIRG

Statement: U.S. PIRG applauds President Biden’s proposed child benefit extension

President Joe Biden is moving in the right direction with a proposed an extension of the child tax credit as part of his “American Families Plan.” It’s about time that Congress corrects a historic failure to fully value the contribution of at-home caregiving. 

News Release

More than 15,000 call for FTC action on Right to Repair

Right to Repair supporters push Federal Trade Commission to stand up to manufacturers who restrict repair

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Students host hundreds of local actions for Youth Earth Week

BOSTON - The Student PIRGs, a student environmental organizing group, is partnering with local organizations, student governments and elected officials to host in-person and virtual actions to celebrate Youth Earth Week, a national effort of more than 250 actions around the country to protect the environment, from April 19 to 23.

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