Entries by Rachel Gallegos

Steve Harvey Named to PennFuture Board

Philadelphia-based commercial litigator and environmental justice lawyer, Steve Harvey, was recently named to the Board of Directors of PennFuture.org. Steve brings his advocacy, legal thinking, and passion for climate change action to PennFuture’s goal of a clean energy economy for Pennsylvania and beyond. @SteveHarveyLaw @PennFuture

Update: Additional Petitioners Added to Pennsylvania Cap-and-Trade Program Petition

On February 28, 2019, the Clean Air Council and other petitioners for an economy-wide cap-and-trade program in Pennsylvania submitted a supplemental petition for the purpose of adding to the list of petitioners. The list now includes 192 environment leaders.   Supplemental petition can be found here: Climate Petitioner Feb 28 Supplemental Submission w email

A Student Loan Bill of Rights

In an effort to address the ongoing student loan crisis, Connecticut has become the first state to enact a student loan bill of rights. This law will serve as way to more closely monitor the lenders in this industry, as well as provide student borrowers with necessary education and resources. The law creates a Student […]

Student Loans Plague Senior Citizens

Some senior citizens face an alarming amount of student loan debt. As a result, those already on a limited fixed income are facing even greater financial stress. A recent article in Money magazine detailed this trend in the student loan universe. Money reports that “over the past decade, people over the age of 60 had […]

Survey Shows Mortgage Servicing Still a Problem

For those facing foreclosure, problems persist in dealing with servicers. A recent National Consumer Law Center survey of consumer advocates and housing counselors about their experiences with the mortgage servicing industry revealed ongoing problems. These problems have been present since the financial crisis began in 2008 and unfortunately continue on today. Successors in interest (heirs, […]

Education at a Cost

Student loan debt plagues the nation. Over 40 million people in the United States have student loans and approximately 7 million borrowers are in default. Higher education leads to higher paying and more satisfying work for life, but a crushing debt load can consume the pay and kill the satisfaction. In this article, the New […]