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    Portion of State Returns to Normal Drought Level, Water Deficit Continues Across MA

    Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Indoor Water Conservation by Public Necessary

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    Baker-Polito Administration Awards $250,000 to Farms for Water Conservation Projects

    Description: Grants awarded in response to unprecedented drought during 2016 growing season

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    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $315,000 in Wildlife Habitat Management Grants

    Awarded Projects Will Improve Wildlife Habitats and Increase Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation

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    DPU Launches New Shopping Website for Electric Supply Products

    Interactive Tool Allows Electricity Customers to Compare Competitive Suppliers

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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: