Florida PIRG Latest Blog Posts

Methane gas is a fossil fuel that pollutes our air and poses risks to public health. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the gas industry portrays it.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

If passed, this bill would reinstate one of several “polluter pays” taxes that was allowed to lapse 26 years ago

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Here are the steps to getting a written good faith estimate before receiving scheduled medical care. 

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Teva is the latest pharmaceutical manufacturer or distributor to reach a tentative settlement with states, tribes and other jurisdictions for its role in the long-running opioid crisis, which was epitomized by the billionaire Sackler family's efforts to reduce their own liability by its efforts to hide most of the family’s billions as part of the corporate bankruptcy of opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, which the family controlled.

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

When we use free websites and apps, there's often cookies and other tracking technologies in the background harvesting huge amounts of data about who we are and what we do online. Virtually no laws rein in the companies behind these cookies, nor how they use and sell the info they collect.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a smidgeon as more phone companies install federally mandated technology to block spoofed calls and detect other scam calls. Here are some tips to live by and share with vulnerable friends or relatives.

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Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns 11 years old, we are highlighting 11 ways it has returned to its mission since Rohit Chopra was confirmed as its new director by the Senate last fall.