• The Energy and Environment Bureau works to protect utility ratepayers and our environment, and to reduce the threat of climate change for the people and families of the Commonwealth.  As the state’s Ratepayer Advocate, the Bureau’s Energy and Telecommunications Division represents consumers in matters involving the price and delivery of natural gas, electricity and telecommunication services before state and federal regulators.  The Bureau’s Environmental Protection Division and Environmental Crimes Strike Force enforce the laws that protect our air and water, preserve our lands and open space, require the clean-up of contaminated sites, and govern the use of pesticides and the handling and disposal of hazardous waste.  The Bureau’s integration of energy and environmental advocacy  ensures that our office speaks with one voice in addressing the intertwined ratepayer and environmental protection matters that impact the Commonwealth and our residents.