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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Food, Tax

Ag Subsidies Pay for 19 Twinkies per Taxpayer, But Only a Quarter of an Apple Apiece

A new report highlights how federal subsidies for commodity crops are also subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Unlikely Allies Uncover $1 Trillion in Savings for Super Committee

As the Congressional “Super Committee” begins its search for $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction, a new study released today by MASSPIRG’s national affiliate, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) provides the panel with more than $1 trillion of spending cuts with appeal from across the political spectrum.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Safe Energy

Earthquake Near Virginia Nuclear Reactors Are a Reminder of the Risks

Yesterday’s earthquake in Virginia, less than ten miles from two nuclear reactors, is a jolting reminder of exactly the type of unpredictable risk that threaten the safety and security of nuclear power plants across the country.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Environmental Agency’s Report Praises Bottle Bill Update

The Department of Environmental Protection has just released a sweeping report that undermines industry claims of future price increases if the current proposal to update the Bottle Bill is enacted. The report includes a survey of neighboring states and the impacts of bottle bill updates.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Leading Consumer Groups Celebrate Launch of Consumer Cop

Groups release poll showing strong support for Wall Street reform; Report shows “10 Reasons” we need consumer protection.

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