Fight to Protect MA's Public Lands

Now is the time for action,
and we're still waiting.
Fight to preserve public lands.

In Massachusetts, our state Constitution gives us the right to a clean environment. But our treasured open spaces are not as protected as we may think.

Here at ELM, we understand the importance of protecting open space and so, along with many of our friends and allies, we have spent years advocating for the passage of the Public Lands Preservation Act (S. 2181).

This is a critical time for PLPA. We need to put pressure on the Senate to provide the bill with a favorable report. This legislation would protect our parkland by assuring that comparable land be found to replace any protected land that is lost. It will also increase the transparency and efficiency of the process. 

Call your Senator and ask them to urge Chairwoman Spilka and Vice Chair DiDomenico to promptly provide a favorable report for the PLPA. 

Learn who represents you and how to contact them.
Learn more about PLPA.

Protect the Clean Power Plan

Our nation's biggest step in the fight against climate change is under attack. The EPA's Clean Power Plan sets limits on dangerous carbon pollution from power plants and puts us on a path to meet the goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to destroy the Clean Power Plan by repealing critical air and climate protections.

The EPA is only accepting public comments until next April 26th.The Clean Power Plan protects both our climate and our public health. We are already seeing the effects of climate change. Now is not the time to move backwards. We are banding together with our friends at the national League of Conservation Voters to flood the EPA with comments demanding the agency continues to protect our health and our climate.