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  • Map of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Drought Status as of July 1, 2016

    Drought Warning, Watch, Advisory Issued for Portions of Commonwealth

    Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Water Conservation Urged

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  • picture of people cleaning up beach

    State Officials Kick Off COASTSWEEP Beach Cleanups

    Event marks statewide effort to clean up trash from beaches, river banks, marshes and seafloor

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  • image of storm for Coastal Resilience Grants 2016 for Press Release

    Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.8 Million for Coastal Communities to Improve Climate Change Resilience

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  • Governor Baker Signing Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation

    Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation

    Law reduces ratepayer costs, embraces advanced technologies and diversifies energy portfolio to include hydropower and other renewables

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    Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to South Coast Region for Habitat Protection and Restoration

    More than $200,000 in federal funds awarded to six towns in the Buzzards Bay Watershed

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  • granite posts with brialle writing

    Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail Opens

    State park increases recreational opportunities for people of all abilities

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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: