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MASSPIRG Urges Lawmakers to Ban the Use of Toxic Pesticides

MASSPIRG iurged lawmakers to support bills to restrict the use of the toxic pesticides and a bill to reduce the use of rodenticides through promotion of integrated pest management.   

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State to grant $2 million to protect children from lead in drinking water in schools and child care centers

BOSTON – The state of Massachusetts announced Thursday that it is offering a second round of  School Water Improvement Grants (SWIG) to help elementary schools and child care centers to get lead out of their drinking water by replacing tainted water fountains. The SWIG program, funded by the  Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, is run by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


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