Updates

Testimony: The Lead Reduction and Remediation Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG supports HB1253/SB481 to lower the action level of lead in school drinking water and help schools remediate for lead.

Testimony: Maryland Small Donor Incentive Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Our testimony on HB1017, a bill to establish small donor public financing for general assembly races. It's time to bring this program to the state level.

Testimony: Transportation & Climate Accountability Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Our testimony on SB788/HB695 to require the Maryland Department of Environment to conduct more thorough environmental reviews of major public-private partnership transportation projects.

Testimony: Update the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Out testimony for The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2019 to ensure that MDA enforces the law as intended by codifying definitions, requiring notification of effected farms, and requiring reporting on the use of medically important antibiotics on farms.

Testimony: Election Day Registration

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Our testimony on the bill to allow eligible voters to register to vote, update their registration, and vote on Election Day.

Testimony: It's time to ban chlorpyrifos

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here is our testimony on HB275/SB270 to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos in Maryland.

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Protection, Transportation

Driving Into Debt

In much of America, access to a car is all but required to hold a job or lead a full and vibrant life. Generations of car-centric transportation policies — including lavish spending on roads, sprawl-inducing land use policies and meager support for other modes of transportation — have left millions of Americans fully dependent on cars for daily living.

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Protection, Transportation

Questionable lending drives Americans to record auto debt

The amount of money Americans owe on their cars is now at an all-time high -- up 75 percent since the end of 2009. Americans’ rising indebtedness for cars raises concerns about the financial future of millions of households as lenders extend credit to more and more Americans without the ability to repay, according to a new Maryland PIRG report[1] .

News Release | Public Health

Maryland Department of Agriculture Enacts Weak Antibiotics Regulations

Annapolis, Md – Public health advocates are crying foul over the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) long-awaited regulations to implement the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017. That year, the Maryland General Assembly passed the bill to help curb the proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria by eliminating routine use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry that aren’t sick. 

Testimony: It's time to ban deadly paintstrippers

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

The chemicals methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), used in paint and coating removal, are not only linked to negative health impacts, they have also caused immediate death, including 3 known deaths in MarylandThese chemicals need to be banned immediately.

Pages

Support us

Your donation supports Maryland PIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

Consumer Alerts

Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates, and take action on critical issues.
Optional Member Code