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MassPIRG Continues To Advocate For Plastic Bag Ban

The Massachusetts State House
Jim Levulis
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WAMC

As the Massachusetts legislature begins the final year of the two-year legislative session, advocates are pushing many agendas.

The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) is hoping to get a statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.

The group is also calling for stepped up efforts to get lead out of water faucets in the state’s schools. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with MassPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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