U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Juliana Clejan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Increasing compost can quickly and efficiently decrease methane emissions in landfills and restore soil health. 

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Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

How tractor repair restrictions affect farmers and what can be done to eliminate them.

A study by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and National Farmers Union.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With the massive winter storm that's expected to hit the East Coast this weekend, here are some tips to help consumers protect themselves during and after a disaster, including how to spot possible opportunists, bad deals and con-artists.

When the power goes out, the food in your refrigerator and freezer can get up to temperatures that make it no longer safe to eat.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

Though reducing isolation periods saves airlines money, it is the most irresponsible choice that could lead to more employees and customers getting sick.

Cooking with gas relies on combusting methane, which releases health-harming pollutants into the surrounding air. But there are better options.

Of the 23 deaths reported in connection with products recalled in 2021, 19 actually occurred in previous years. It can take months or years for the public to be warned about dangerous products because federal laws favor corporations, not consumers.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

The No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. This patient guide is an easy way to understand your new patient protections. Important phone numbers and links to the federal complaint form are included. Put an end to surprise medical bills by knowing your rights under this new consumer law. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

You may be setting aside those cloth or surgical masks and shopping for some N95 masks or KN95s that are supposed to be widely available. But . . . there unfortunately are lots of counterfeit products out there too.