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National Drive Electric Week a great time to consider switching to an electric vehicle

National Drive Electric Week, September 14-22, 2019, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s growing availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits…

September 16, 2019

Press Release

Joint news release: Privacy groups praise CA legislators for upholding privacy law against industry pressure

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature will wrap up the first year of a two-year session tonight, leaving the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)…

September 13, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports applauds California Senate for approving bill to begin reining in high interest, predatory loans

Fair Access to Credit Act caps interest rates on loans over $2,500 SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate approved legislation today introduced by Assemblymember Monique…

September 13, 2019

How Clean are Electric Vehicles in Your State?

A question that often comes up about electric vehicles (EVs) is “how clean are they really?” While EVs have no emissions at their tailpipe, they…

September 12, 2019

CR letter urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen consumer protections against costly overdraft fees

SUMMARY:  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently reviewing a rule adopted by the Federal Reserve that requires banks to get their customers’ affirmative consent…

September 11, 2019

Press Release

Sudden spike of electric vehicle taxes punishes consumers, fails to fund highway road repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several states are taxing electric vehicle drivers at rates much higher than the average driver pays in gas taxes, but a new…

September 11, 2019

CR letter in support of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports letter to House Judiciary Committee in support of HR 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, in anticipation of markup scheduled…

September 6, 2019

WTFee Survey 2018

In October 2018, Consumer Reports conducted a nationally representative multi-mode survey.  The purpose of this survey was to assess Americans’ experience with unexpected or hidden…

September 5, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Rolling back lightbulb efficiency rules is a costly mistake

WASHINGTON, DC — The Department of Energy announced today a decision to roll back rules that would have required lightbulbs to be more efficient, a…

September 4, 2019

Press Release

FTC-YouTube Settlement: Statement by Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission today formally announced the details of a $170 million penalty for Google’s YouTube and restrictions to be imposed on the…

September 4, 2019

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