Massachusetts has approved new restrictions on a class of bee-killing pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." These chemicals play a significant role in bee die-offs — and curbing their use on lawns, turf, trees, shrubs and gardens is a critical step toward protecting our most important pollinators.
Gov. Baker has signed the MASSPIRG-backed Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights into law, which will institute new protections against deceptive lending practices to nearly 1 million student borrowers across the state.
Ongoing research by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group, analyzing government data, shows that too many of the 1.3 million Americans residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes are at risk due to dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment and/or staff.
Massachusetts has signed onto the landmark Transportation and Climate Initiative Program, which will invest in clean transportation projects such as zero-emission electric vehicles, expanded public transit options, and walking and biking infrastructure. Several other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have joined or expressed support as well.
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BOSTON - The Student PIRGs, a student environmental organizing group, is partnering with local organizations, student governments and elected officials to host in-person and virtual actions to celebrate Youth Earth Week, a national effort of more than 250 actions around the country to protect the environment, from April 19 to 23.
Millions of Americans stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. It’s time we fix that.
When consumers don’t have time to wait for authorized repair, they shouldn’t be faulted for finding alternatives.
This blog is the second in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers recycled content requirements.
An updated survey of warranties from 43 companies finding all tell customers they void warranties for independent repair. The continued problem of warranties wearing thin underscores the need for action on Right to Repair.
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.