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  • Patrick Administration Supports U.S. EPA’s New Rules to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    Patrick Administration Supports U.S. EPA’s New Rules to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

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  • GOVERNOR PATRICK VISITS PEDDOCKS ISLAND

    Governor Patrick Visits Peddocks Island to Tour Improvements, Celebrate Administration’s Investments in the Harbor Islands

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  • Slide of Governor Patrick and Secretary Sullivan at Buzzards Bay

    Celebrating Five Years of Clean Energy Leadership

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  • Governor Patrick Announces Climate Preparedness Plan

    Governor Patrick Announces Climate Preparedness Plan

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  • Energy Smarts Blog

    Energy Smarts Blog

    Working to create a cleaner energy future for Massachusetts

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    Governor Announces Third Year of Cleantech Job Growth

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    Great Outdoors Blog

    A Whale of a License Plate

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Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett 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

Under the direction of the Patrick-Murray Administration, 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: