The Oceans Act of 2008, which required Massachusetts to develop a comprehensive plan to manage development in state waters, balancing natural resource preservation with traditional and new uses, including renewable energy. For additional information see:

  • The full text of the Oceans Act of 2008.
  • The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan website for the original plan released in 2009, the updated plan released in 2015, information on the development and revision process, and draft plans and other supporting documents.