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

Smartphones and the Internet are incredible tools - but they come at a cost. Your data is often collected, sold and shared with a huge number of third party companies, often without you realizing it. Here's how to limit what data is collected on you and how it's used. 

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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.