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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

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

New federal law bans most surprise bills from out-of-network medical providers

As part of the recently passed federal  government funding bill, President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that will protect millions of consumers from outrageous surprise health bills from out-of-network providers. These unfair bills come from balance billing -- when out-of-network medical professionals charge you the difference between their fees and the maximum amount allowed by your insurance company.

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Baker signs bill to protect children, families and firefighters from toxic flame retardants

BOSTON--On New Year’s Day, Governor Charlie Baker signed the Children and Firefighters Protection Act into law, reversing his stance on the bill from two years ago.  Parents, advocates, firefighters and legislators applauded the move as a critical step for public health following a year of public health crisis.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Looking ahead: PIRG’s 2021 federal and state priorities

The new year is just around the corner. In 2021, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the state PIRGs will work to improve our health, safety and well-being by bringing Americans together to advocate for new laws and other positive changes

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