Environmental Justice

An Act relative to environmental justice and toxics reduction in the Commonwealth - H.1792 - S.996

  • Mandates the creation of an Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which would study issues related to environmental justice in the state and provide recommendations to the Governor and Legislature

  • Department of Environmental Protection will create a Supplemental Environmental Project bank, which maintains an inventory of outstanding environmental justice needs in frontline communities

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History of the bill


Feb 2022

Reporting date extended to April 15, 2022


Mar 2021

Referred to the committee on The Judiciary

Mar 2021

Bill reintroduced


Jan 2020

No further action taken


Jun 2019

Hearing scheduled

Jan 2019

Referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture


Advocacy Organizations

MA Power Forward