The Attorney General serves as the Ratepayer Advocate and represents ratepayers, including businesses, in matters involving the price and delivery of natural gas, electricity and telecommunication services before federal and state government regulators. The Office uses a variety of tools including participation in administrative proceedings before the regulatory agencies, negotiation of settlement agreements, and litigation, either in state or federal courts.
Under Massachusetts law, certain contaminated sites can be redeveloped with the benefit of liability protections that operate automatically under M.G.L. c. 21E. The AGO oversees implementation of these laws.
The eDEP site is a secure portal for submitting environmental permits, transmittals, certifications, and reports electronically to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). With eDEP, you can fill out your forms online, save your work and return to it later, submit your forms and payments to DEP electronically, "sign" your submittals, and print out receipts of your transactions.