Our Research

Hold CTRL or CMD to make multiple selections
Debt Collectors: CFPB Data Reveal Consumer Complaints by Company

For most of its history, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has stood up for consumers, including by publishing detailed analyses of financial complaints. However, the CFPB's latest report fails to include the names of companies that receive the most complaints for abusive debt collection practices. This new analysis fills in the gaps, telling the story the Trump administration won’t about the problems consumers face with debt collection agencies across America.

(June 2018)
Shining a Light on Consumer Problems: The Case for Public Access to the CFPB’s Financial Complaints Database

The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is considering removing public access to the CFPB's online repository of more than one million complaints related to consumer problems with financial products. The Consumer Complaint Database provides revealing data on problems that affect millions of Americans - and removing it from public access would deprive consumers of a critical tool for understanding and protecting themselves from interactions in an increasingly complex marketplace.

(June 2018)
Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Threatens a National Treasure - 2018 Update

Uranium mining is among the riskiest industrial activities in the world. Every uranium mine ever operated in the United States has required some degree of toxic waste cleanup, and the worst have sickened generations of people, contaminated miles of rivers and streams, and required the cleanup of hundreds of acres of land. Now, uranium mining once again threatens one of America's most treasured places: the Grand Canyon.

(May 2018)
Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air

All-electric buses are here, and they’re cleaner, healthier and often cheaper for transit agencies, school districts and bus contractors to run in the long-term. To clear our air and protect our health, policymakers should accelerate the replacement of diesel and other fossil fuel-powered buses with clean, electric buses.

(May 2018)
Accidents Waiting to Happen: Coal Ash Ponds Put Our Waterways at Risk

When coal-fired power plants burn coal, they leave behind toxic ash waste. Often, this ash waste is stored in uncovered ponds that are susceptible to leaks and spills. An analysis of the nation's coal ash ponds finds that many lie on the banks of vulnerable waterways, and pose critical threats to the environment and public health.

(April 2018)

Pages