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News Release | U.S. PIRG

The Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule today that would require new warnings for cigarette packages that depict the health risks of smoking. 

News Release | MASSPIRG


In a rebuke to the long awaited study Gov. Baker released this morning --- “Congestion in the Commonwealth”--- MASSPIRG Staff Attorney issued a critical statement. 

Blog Post

A proposed ban on flavored nicotine products is being considered in Massachusetts.

Blog Post


Five all-electric buses will serve the Silver Line between South and East Boston starting in late July, providing a much cleaner and quieter ride to passengers. The MBTA will also begin rolling out 194 new hybrid buses in August, which will emit 41,000 fewer tons of greenhouse gases over their lifetimes as compared to traditional diesel vehicles.

Blog Post

The number of statewide plastic bag bans in the U.S. tripled in June, with Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Oregon adding themselves to the list.


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