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California Assembly passes legislation to ban toxic forever chemicals in cosmetics

The California State Assembly passed legislation Thursday to ban the sale of cosmetics and personal care products in California that intentionally contain toxic “forever” chemicals known as PFAS.  

News Release | CALPIRG

Statement: California Assembly advances bill to address health care consolidation

The California State Assembly passed the Health Care Consolidation and Contracting Fairness Act of 2022 Thursday, ,with a 41-17 vote. AB 2080 (Wood) strengthens and expands the oversight of the California Attorney General over new health care mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions.  

News Release | CALPIRG

Statement: California Assembly advances bill to reduce single-use plastic e-commerce packaging

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The California State Assembly passed legislation (AB 2026)Thursday to reduce the use of plastic mailers, air pillows, bubble wrap and polystyrene foam packaging commonly used in the online retail marketplace. If approved by the state Senate and signed by the governor, California would become the first state in the country to pass a law to reduce single-use plastic waste generated by online retailers. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

STATEMENT: U.S. PIRG applauds SEC’s newly proposed ESG regulations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unveiled two proposals Wednesday designed to improve the accuracy and transparency of the composition and marketing of mutual funds that sellers claim are responsible when it comes to environmental, social and governance issues.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund

New report reveals most commonly sued car manufacturers under California lemon law

ALPIRG Education Fund, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation and Frontier Group released a report on Tuesday that reveals the car companies that are sued the most and least often under California’s auto lemon law, compared to their market share, over selling seriously defective cars in the Golden State. 

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