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SCOTUS action will limit generic drug competition
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Statement: With stronger regulations, Massachusetts takes step to reduce waste disposal
New waste bans are an important step towards reducing trash in the Commonwealth.
New Superbugs in Stock report: grocery stores failing to stop antibiotic overuse in meat supply chains
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts”
Coalition calls for more resources devoted to getting banned materials out of landfills and incinerators.
Report: One year after new federal law implemented, robocalls fall, robotexts skyrocket
A year after a new federal law aimed at fighting robocalls, the number of phone companies that have adopted the required technology has quadrupled and the volume of scam robocalls has dropped in half. But spam texts have increased more than tenfold as con artists and identity thieves find alternative ways to steal Americans’ personal information and money.
Advocacy groups, 48,000 petitioners demand Columbia Sportswear stop using toxic PFAS chemicals in clothing
U.S. PIRG Education Fund and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) hosted a media conference outside Columbia Sportswear’s flagship store in downtown Portland on Thursday to deliver a petition, with more than 48,000 signatures, urging the clothing manufacturer and retailer to phase out the use of PFAS chemicals in their products.
Statement: Flyers embarking on holiday travel should know their rights
As travelers try to navigate air travel this holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead, they should know their rights to a refund under federal law, and understand airlines’ policies on credits and vouchers, which flyers don’t have to accept when the airline cancels the flight.
Release: New policy in effect erasing paid medical debt from credit reports
Consumer tips on how to check your credit report accuracy
Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.
BOSTON, MA—Methane gas—marketed as “natural” gas—has been piped through our communities for heating and cooking for over a century, and, for just as long, has been leaking. On Thursday, MASSPIRG Education Fund, Environment Massachusetts, and Frontier Group released a new report that finds from 2010 through nearly the end of 2021, almost 2,600 gas pipeline incidents occurred in the United States that were serious enough to require reporting to the federal government. That’s the equivalent to one every 40 hours. They were joined at the press conference by Mothers Out Front, Gas Leaks Allies, and EnergizeAndover.
Media Event: New report sheds light on damaging gas pipeline leaks
MASSPIRG will host a virtual media conference to release a new report by MASSPIRG Education Fund, Environment Massachusetts and The Frontier Group that analyzes federal state-by-state data on methane pipeline leaks