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From defending endangered species to reducing climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect the nature of Massachusetts is through sound environmental policy.
Mass Audubon’s Advocacy department works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and citizen groups to shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations.
Each session, Mass Audubon identifies a number of important environmental bills as policy priorities. Find out which ones we’re working on now as well as our position on other critical state and federal issues. Learn More >
Contact the Advocacy Department
Our department serves as a leader in advocating for strong conservation laws and programs, and public participation is the key to accomplishing Mass Audubon's objectives at the State House. The Advocacy department has offices at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, where our Shaping the Future of Your Community program is based, and at Mass Audubon’s headquarters in Lincoln, where we focus on sustainable development and other statewide policy issues.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed rolling back requirements for capturing methane pollution. Under the current standards, oil and gas companies are required to look for and repair leaks that release methane. The proposed changes would reduce the number of reviews required annually, along with other changes, in an attempt to reduce costs for the […]
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has spoken out against wind energy on the grounds that it kills birds—but estimated bird deaths from wind turbines are small when compared to other human-caused sources of avian mortality, like building collisions. On top of that, climate change is by far the biggest threat to all birds living today. […]
Last week the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced several major developments in American offshore wind energy, including one here in Massachusetts. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold the next Massachusetts offshore wind auction – to include nearly 390,000 acres – on December 13, 2018. Nineteen companies have qualified to participate in the […]