Maryland PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today we testified in support of the PFAS Protection Act. A bill sponsored by Senator Sarah Elfreth and Delegate Sara Love. 

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Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We support HB84/SB412, Right to Repair, or as we call it, the “Just Let us Fix our Stuff Act.”  

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

Plastic is a problem not just for our environment, but also for our health. Chemicals used to make plastics anti-microbial, flame retardant, and more, can be toxic.

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for our efforts to secure your right to fix your stuff.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Shortages improved during the fall but worsened in December

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

McDonald’s just committed to phasing out PFAS-treated food packaging from its restaurants globally by 2025. Other restaurants, like Burger King and Wendy’s, should follow its lead.

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

There is no worse feeling than getting a large unexpected bill in the mail. And in the case of a surprise medical bill, it usually comes at the worst time - when you are home recovering from an illness or injury. But most of those bills will soon be a thing of the past.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment