Lauren's Story

Maryland citizens are raising their voices against toxic chemicals in children's products.


How to Place a Security Freeze

Starting January 1, 2008 Maryland consumers will be able to freeze their credit reports as a way to protect themselves from identity theft.


Children's Environmental Health & Protection Advisory Council endorses green cleaning bill

Thanks to 2012 legislation promoting green cleaning practices in public schools, Maryland joined 10 other states in protecting both school kids and maintenance workers from toxic cleaners. Legislation introduced this session would have extended green cleaning to large childcare homes and childcare centers, while allowing for both practical and economic exemptions. Experts say younger children are most vulnerable to chemical exposure.

In March, Green Cleaning in Child Care Centers bill was endorsed by the Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council – a group of pediatricians, State Delegates and Senators, environmental activists, and State Government Agencies housed under the Maryland Department of the Environment.

U.S. PIRG Senate Floor Floor Letter Opposing Bank Deregulation Bill S2155

This week, the Senate will consider S2155 on the floor. The bi-partisan bill led by Mike Crapo (ID) and Mark Warner (VA) rolls back big bank safety and soundness rules and exempts 85% of all banks from compliance with laws protecting consumers from mortgage fraud, racial discrimination and other consumer protections. In an effort to supposedly balance the bill's deregulatory bent, it includes a weak free credit freeze provision that preempts stronger state law efforts. 


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