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News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Too Little Too Late: Statement from Zero Waste Massachusetts on the Department of Environmental Protection’s just released 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan

Boston, MA: With one day’s notice, the MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a webinar today at 2pm EST to release their 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan (SWMP). And while some new initiatives were announced, the Plan falls far short of what is needed to curb climate pollution from trash, improve public health, and eliminate the burdens on environmental justice communities in the commonwealth.

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

Consumer guide: tips to help consumers avoid cars damaged by flood water

The current shortage of used cars on the market -- and correlated increased prices -- could make consumers more desperate and vulnerable to falling for a bad deal.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health

Leaders Call on Legislature to Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water

Boston, MA. Public health leaders and organizations called on state lawmakers to pass a bill to get the lead out of drinking water at Massachusetts schools and child care centers at a virtual State House public hearing.

News Release | MASSPIRG

Press Statement from the Election Modernization Coalition

Boston, MA: Voting- reform- minded citizens showed up in force at a Lobby Day today for the VOTES Act, filed by Sen. Cynthia Creem, Newton,  and Rep. John Lawn, Watertown. The Act was passed by the full Senate on October 6, and is now headed to the House of Representatives.  If passed, it would establish permanent mail-in voting--a provision that was put in place only temporarily in 2020---and enact same day voter registration; both of which are law in many other states. 

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