Public Lands Protection Act Needs Your Support!


The hearing on the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA; H. 3438; aka Article 97 Bill, aka No-net-loss Bill) was held before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture on December 15th, 2009.

The bill sponsors, Rep. Balser and Sen. Eldridge testified in favor as did former Sen. Resor, who had championed the bill for years. The administration also supported the bill.

It is not too late to send in testimony, if you have not done so already. Please write to:

The Honorable Anthony W. Petruccelli
The Honorable William M. Strauss
Joint Committee on Environment Natural Resources, and Agriculture
State House, Room 473-F
Boston, MA 02133
or email to mailto:Rep.WilliamStraus@Hou.State.MA.US

For info on the PLPA and sample letters, click here.

(Ed. note: the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition would like to thank Phil Saunders of "Protect Mass. Environment" and former Senator Pamela Resor for their tireless advocacy on this important legislation.)