Ongoing research by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group, analyzing government data, shows that too many of the 1.3 million Americans residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes are at risk due to dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment and/or staff.
According to a report by TexPIRG Education Fund, Texas has the nation’s most proposed highway expansion projects. Research has found these “boondoggles” tend to exacerbate traffic congestion — and the funding they require could instead go toward more effective transportation solutions, such as road repair and increased transit.
A White House Coronavirus Task Force report has affirmed that “statewide mitigation must increase” In Texas. TexPIRG is calling on Gov. Abbott to follow the science and get cases down as quickly as possible by issuing a temporary stay-at-home order, and to ramp up Texas’ testing and contact tracing capacity.
In the November general elections, thanks in large part to TexPIRG’s advocacy and outreach, Austin passed Proposition A. The measure will fund the long-awaited Project Connect, which will bring two new, all-electric light rail lines, improvements to current express routes, and more. The plan is estimated to reduce carbon emissions in Austin's air by 43,000 tons annually.
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TexPIRG Interns share their experiences from the storm and call on the legislature to provide relief to Texans.
Once again, product testing demonstrates that the risk of asbestos contamination in talc-based cosmetic products is simply too high to accept.
As freezing temperatures rock the Texas power grid, electricity prices are surging. Will your bill go up? We have answers.
Farmers need software tools to fix their tractors but manufacturers such as John Deere won’t sell them, despite a 2018 agreement
We need to make it easier for clothing companies to reuse and recycle. Policy, data collection and nonprofits can help.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.