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MASSPIRG launches ‘Waste is Out of Fashion’ campaign

Every second, the equivalent of one dump truck filled with clothing and other textiles from around the world is sent to a landfill or incinerator. Perhaps even more upsetting, many of the clothes were never even worn. Clothing companies commonly destroy, incinerate or send to the landfill unsold and unused clothing, known as overstock, to make way for new merchandise. To address the huge amount of clothing that is wasted and turned into environmental pollution each year, MASSPIRG  partnered with U.S. PIRG to launch a campaign on Tuesday calling on states to hold the industry accountable for its overproduction and ban the destruction of overstock. 

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Statement: Massachusetts legislature passes $16.5 billion transportation spending bill, marking progress on sustainable transportation

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts State Legislature passed a bond bill, which authorized $16.5 billion for transportation spending in the Commonwealth. These authorizations included much needed spending on road and bridge repair, "complete" streets better geared towards multiple forms of transportation and expanding and maintaining our transit systems.

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MASSPIRG praises passage of key bill to protect student loan borrowers

Economic Dev. bill that includes new protections for borrowers is heading to Governor Baker’s desk to sign

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Statement: Massachusetts makes important commitment to have all new cars sold in state produce zero emissions by 2035

Following California’s lead, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. The announcement, which was made Wednesday, came as part of the draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030.

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MASSPIRG praises passage of Energy SAVE Act

The Energy Save Act, a bill to update appliance efficiency and plumbing standards passed the legislature (1/4/21) as part of a larger climate bill, S.2995

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