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News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Money for nothing: Paying the same car insurance while driving less during the pandemic

While COVID-19 is causing financial difficulties for tens of millions of Americans, auto insurers nationwide have made tens of billions of dollars in profit because consumers have driven significantly less during the pandemic.

News Release | MASSPIRG

State-funded study confirms “neonics” pesticides harmful to pollinators

A coalition of beekeepers, public health, farming and agriculture and environmental organizations praised the findings of a recent report on bees and insecticides,  issued by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) and called for immediate action by the legislature to protect our pollinators and pass  H. 763, An Act to protect Massachusetts pollinators  before the legislative session ends on January 5.   

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Federal regulators, states file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

Statement: "U.S. PIRG welcomes the Facebook lawsuits by 48 state and territorial attorneys general and federal regulators."

News Release | MASSPIRG

New Report: Allston Project a choice between two transportation futures for Boston

Faced with the choice between a car-only or a walkable, bikeable future, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) must decide whether to spend over $1 billion on the Allston Project to rebuild outdated infrastructure as is or build a new transportation future, according to a new report from MASSPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

“Fixed for the Holidays” guide gives holiday shoppers tips to save money on refurbished tech

Boston -- With families looking for extra savings this holiday season, MASSPIRG released “Fixed for the Holidays,” a guide to buying refurbished electronic gifts. Part of our Right to Repair campaign, this guide helps consumers identify quality items, learn where to get them, and ensure they are getting the best deals.

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