U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

Dark patterns are one way apps and websites steer consumers into making the choice that’s right for the app or website but wrong for the consumer.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Every day during the first week of March, PIRG is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Mistakes on your credit report can cause a whole host of problems.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

You have two primary options for freezing your credit files with the three major credit bureaus. You can do it by phone or online, whichever you’re more comfortable with.

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

How we pay for transportation, why it’s not working, and how to fix it. 

Local examples of electrification policies and programs can serve as a starting point for communities ready to join the movement

When it comes to selling stoves, there’s no better way to enrich lives than by helping families choose electric options that are safe and clean.

The climate enemy you didn’t realize was hiding in your kitchen.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

Much of our outdoor clothing and gear is waterproofed using toxic PFAS chemicals, but a few industry leaders are beginning to recognize it's not worth the impacts on our health and environment.