Tony Dutzik addressed ACT Canada's annual Sustainable Mobility Summit regarding the implications of new technologies on transportation choices ... The Wall Street Journal ($) cited our report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund on consumer complaints about banks in a story about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ... The Financial Times highlighted our research with U.S. PIRG Education Fund in a full-page story on changing driving trends ... The New York Times cited a Demos/U.S. PIRG Education Fund analysis produced with assistance from Frontier Group's Elizabeth Ridlington and Miles Unterreiner in its editorial urging the Supreme Court to uphold aggregate contribution limits for federal electoral campaigns ....Frontier Group's latest update reviews our recent work on solar energy, transportation, oil and gas "fracking" and more.
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Ben Davis celebrates the implementation of new government transparency tools in Los Angeles ... Tony Dutzik calls out the really important finding in a recent UCLA study of Millennial driving habits ... Miles Unterreiner deconstructs the rhetoric of global warming deniers as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its Fifth Assessment Report ... Tom Van Heeke writes about how one California city is applying the transportation lessons learned by college and university campuses to reduce driving citywide.
New Report: Down to the Last Drop
Excessive water withdrawals threaten many of Texas’ most important and beloved rivers. Down to the Last Drop highlights five rivers where water withdrawals present a threat to wildlife and ecosystems. Some rivers have already been devastated by wasteful water use; others are under threat from new water projects that would withdraw more water or fundamentally change the river. (11/14/13) (Photo: Earl McGehee)
New Report: Big Credit Bureaus, Big Complaints
Big Credit Reports, Big Complaints documents the frequent problems consumers experience with credit reports, as well as the major credit bureaus' responses to consumer complaints. It shows that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's complaints process has helped thousands of consumers fix erroneous information on their credit reports, obtain the free annual credit reports to which they are legally entitled, and obtain other forms of relief from major credit bureaus. (Photo illustration: Alec Meltzer Design) (11/19/13)