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    Baker-Polito Administration Sets 200 Megawatt-Hour Energy Storage Target

    Administration also commits $10 million in additional funding to further develop energy storage.

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    Office of Coastal Zone Management Launches Coast Guide Online

    New online tool maps more than 1,800 beaches, harbor walks, boat ramps and other coastal sites open to the public.

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    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $1.3 Million for River Restoration Projects

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    Baker-Polito Administration Opens New State Apiary During MA Pollinator Week

    Administration Also Announces $50,000 for Pollinator Gardens at State Facilities

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  • Boat

    Register or Renew Your Boat or Off-Highway Vehicle Online Today!

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    Go Camping This Summer at a State Park Near You

    DCR manages campgrounds in all regions of Massachusetts! 

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Secretary Matthew A. Beaton oversees the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies. Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Mission and Strategic Plan

The agencies and offices of EEA are progressing toward a clean energy future, but our mission does not stop there. We preserve open space, species habitat, and working landscapes; enforce pollution laws to protect public health and natural resources; review the environmental impact of major real estate and infrastructure developments; enhance the state’s role in energy conservation and production; manage fish and wildlife; and provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and access at the parks, beaches, and farms that make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work and play. Explore these links to learn what we do to create a cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful Commonwealth, so we can all take advantage of what Massachusetts has to offer: