Diane E. Brown
Diane E. Brown is the Executive Director of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG). Arizona PIRG is a statewide public interest advocacy organization.
Benzene with your bisque? New studies highlight the dangers of ‘cooking with gas’
By: Will Humble and Diane E. Brown - August 11, 2022
It looks so benign sitting there in your kitchen. Gleaming stainless steel, or maybe a classic matte black. Grates framing an emotionally appealing orange-blue flame. Your gas stove. But new research suggests you may be getting more than you bargained for. That gas stove is likely polluting your home and contributing to climate change. Three […]
Repealing 1998 utility deregulation law will protect consumers
By: Diane E. Brown and Cynthia Zwick - March 25, 2022
One of the hottest issues this legislative session is likely to impact monthly electric bills for years and years to come. This is particularly true for low-income customers, those already struggling mightily, to pay their utility bills. House Bill 2101 seeks to repeal a state law from 1998 allowing utility deregulation. Should the legislation be […]
Arizona Legislature: Let municipalities protect their citizens
By: Diane E. Brown - February 10, 2020
Arizona officials are often quick to tell the federal government to stay out of state business. However, when it comes to local government, Arizona legislators are often quick to interfere in municipal business. This hypocrisy needs to stop.