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BOSTON  — The Massachusetts Senate plans to roll out a “comprehensive climate change bill” on Thursday, officials announced Tuesday, and one senator told reporters he expects the bill to feature a net-zero emissions requirement by 2050. Senate President Karen Spilka and Sen. Mike Barrett, who co-chairs the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee, announced in a 30-second […]
BOSTON — Massachusetts businesses would be banned from distributing disposable plastic straws unless a customer requests one, under a bill endorsed by Environment Committee on Monday and described as “ridiculous” by a leading small business advocate. The committee favorably recommended its own version of a ban (S 2450) that would prohibit restaurants, coffee shops and […]
BOSTON – Opponents of the Baker administration’s temporary ban on all vaping products came out in force Friday to slam the emergency regulation in the only public hearing scheduled on its impact. One after another, speakers who packed the hearing to standing room only argued that the governor’s step was draconian and would harm local […]
BOSTON –  Opponents of the Baker administration’s temporary ban on all vaping products packed a room Friday to slam the emergency regulation in the only public hearing scheduled on its impact. Speakers ranged from a Boston University researcher to dozens of vape shop owners and individual vape users, and most criticized the temporary ban set […]
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate approved a statewide ban on retail businesses offering single-use plastic bags, but the bill advanced Wednesday night with more dissent than usual from the Democratic ranks due to the way the bill surfaced. Retail businesses would be prohibited from offering customers thin, disposable plastic bags at the point of sale […]
Commuter rail reliability declined in October