CoPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.

The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.

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Danny Katz
Executive Director

The creation of a climate solutions fund vaults Denver to the forefront of cities tackling climate change. It will raise approximately $36 million annually via a sales tax to invest in critical climate solutions like energy efficient buildings, electric vehicle infrastructure and better transit. 

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

COVID-19 is raging across the country, and experts warn that without swift action, tens of thousands of people will die. 

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Polls show voters, across party lines, want both a strong CFPB and strong Wall Street, payday lender and debt collector oversight. Will the next Congress listen to them and undo this Administration's myriad rollbacks of consumer and investor financial protections?

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

Plastic “recycling” makes us more dependent on the material in surprising ways, and that makes our pollution problem much worse

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington and Dr. Syra Madad detail how people can safely gather this holiday season in the era of COVID-19.

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Danny Katz
Executive Director

At a joint listening session between the Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s office, I recruited a team of consumer advocates to raise issues from fraud and price gouging to abusive predatory products and debt collection. One theme that stands out - we’ve got a lot of talented players in Colorado working to protect consumers, but we’re not yet playing as part of a larger “Colorado Consumer Protection” team.

The CDC implemented the eviction freeze on Sept. 4 to reduce the number of people on the streets who could get infected with and spread the COVID-19 virus. Landlords and other groups filed lawsuits attempting to strike down the halt on evictions, so the future of the policy remains uncertain.