As we mark Earth Day on April 22, 2016, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. The Baker-Polito Administration values collaboration, and to reach our environmental protection goals, everyone must play a role.
This is a guest post by Martin Suuberg, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
This report spotlights some of MassDEP's most important activities and achievements from 2014. It features agency accomplishments on timely permit review, regulatory reform, municipal assistance, electric vehicles, water quality improvements, brownfields redevelopment, compliance assurance, and more.
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration – a day that many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. More than 20 million people participated in that 1970 celebration and those efforts eventually lead to the formation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts a few years later.