We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. Join us in calling on Gov. Baker to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.
This summer, Gov. Charlie Baker took a major step to get the Bay State back on the path to zero waste by reinstating single-use plastic bag bans in 139 cities and towns. But local delays and confusion remain in several jurisdictions, prompting MASSPIRG and our partners to renew our call for the commonwealth to get back to reducing harmful and unnecessary plastic waste.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
MASSPIRG and top health experts from Massachusetts and across the country have called on Gov. Baker to be prepared to shut down again in response to national surges in COVID-19 cases. While Massachusetts is doing relatively well in controlling the spread of the virus, new infections from regions around the country where COVID-19 is out of control could jeopardize this progress.
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We've joined the National Consumer Law Center in a news release describing a letter from 21 consumer and faith groups urging her to revoke permission to the credit reporting industry to violate consumer protections.
This FTC settlement must be a wake-up call to phone service providers so they do more to protect consumers. If not, the FTC must be vigilant in going after companies that enable the immoral practice of preying on consumers. And the FCC should require providers to block spoofed calls that we all know are scams.
As the Massachusetts legislature considers the fiscal year 2021 state budget, this report documents the urgency for ongoing financial support for the Regional Transit Authorities. For the RTAs to thrive and play a substantial role in building a cleaner, greener, and more equitable statewide transportation network, they need sufficient state investment totaling $94 million.
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Consumer complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the coronavirus exceeded 200,000 on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a total of more than $140 million in fraud losses. This release summarizes actions by 15 federal agencies to stop fraud related to Covid-19 and offers consumer tips to report fraud and protect themselves against scams.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.