New report highlights wasteful U.S. highway boondoggles, including one in Massachusetts
New report shows alarming pollution from gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers in Massachusetts
STATEMENT: White House, federal regulators to unveil new crackdown on junk fees
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STATEMENT: Biden administration takes steps to protect Arctic from drilling
Updated 2023 mid-hurricane season resource guide: data, resources & interview opportunities
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. This resource guide can help members of the media cover it more thoroughly and accurately.
NEWS RELEASE: Parents, environmentalists to Google: stop Chromebooks from expiring this summer
End of service for millions of school computers jeopardizes students’ educations
SCOTUS action will limit generic drug competition
U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a federal circuit court decision that imperils a critical method that many generic drug makers use to win approval. The court denied a petition of certiorari in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. V GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Et. Al., allowing the divided lower court's decision to stand. This action can have dramatically limit competition from lower-priced generic and biosimilar medicines.
New ‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools
Chromebooks are not designed to last. Google could double the lifespan of widely used laptops, save schools money, help the environment.
REPORT: Airline complaints quadruple between 2019 and 2022 though fewer people fly
Consumer complaints about air travel in 2022 nearly quadrupled compared with 2019, despite the number of people who traveled on U.S. airlines last year remained below pre-pandemic 2019 levels.
STATEMENT: EPA acts to protect drinking water from PFAS
New proposal would create first national limits on dangerous ‘forever chemicals’
NEW REPORT: ‘Big 3’ credit bureaus garner most consumer complaints in record-setting year
Credit reporting problems outpace all other complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Top 20 list of complaints.
Consumer Protection Week: a webinar and lots of helpful advice
MASSPIRG releases consumer tips during consumer protection week.
New report exposes excess plastic packaging at Whole Foods
New report finds that despite the company’s efforts to reduce plastic use, less than 50% of the products surveyed were available in plastic-free packaging in the majority of Whole Foods stores.