CALPIRG Latest Blog Posts

By Jenn Engstrom, state director of CALPIRG and Laura Deehan, state director of Environment California 

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Sander Kushen
Public Health Advocate, CALPIRG

Electric school buses and high speed rail recieve some much-needed funding

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Planning ahead and getting creative with leftovers reduces food waste for a fun, sustainable celebration.

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R.J. Cross
Advocate, New Economy, PIRG; Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

It's easy to spend thousands more on a car than you meant to, especially when dealerships use tricks and traps to lock you into bad deals. The FTC has proposed new rules to help.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Medical debt, even when it is paid off, remained on credit reports for up to seven years. That's about to change. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.

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Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

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Sander Kushen
Public Health Advocate, CALPIRG
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Summer is here! To help you enjoy the season a bit more, CALPIRG compiled these handy tips to make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy this summer.

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Jenn Engstrom
State Director, CALPIRG

Today CALPIRG's State Director Jenn Engstrom testified in support of legislation to ban toxic PFAS chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products