- MassDEP uses its enforcement authority to compel compliance with environmental requirements, punish violators, deter environmental violations by others, and to foster and promote sustained environmental compliance and stewardship.
The Consumer Division of the Department of Public Utilities assists consumers with their utility providers through dispute resolution, evaluation of utility regulatory compliance and customer service, and education..
The Environmental Crimes Bureau is part of a unique interagency investigative organization called the "Environmental Crimes Strike Force". Under the direction of the Attorney General and the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Strike Force combines the prosecutory expertise of the Attorney General's Office with the scientific and investigatory skills of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Police, and the State Police. The Strike Force investigates and prosecutes environmental crimes that have serious public health consequences--cases involving illegal hazardous and solid waste disposal, water pollution, air quality violations, illegal pesticide application, and violations of wetland protection statutes.