NMPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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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.

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

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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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

If you’ve been whacked by unexpected or unfair penalty or other junk fees by a bank, mortgage company, or credit card company, the CFPB wants to hear from you. You can send the CFPB a comment on its new “initiative to save households billions of dollars a year by reducing exploitative junk fees.” Find out more here. 

Cover photo "Fees Key" by Gotcredit.com via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

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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.

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

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.