Recent MassLand Testimony

MassLand has submitted the following testimony on policy and legislation important to the land conservation community:

In opposition to the conversion of conserved land to other purposes in Waltham, March 2018

In opposition to legislation to require payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from non-profits, June 2017

In support of the Green Budget including Conservation Land Tax Credit, June 2017

In support of the Public Lands Preservation Act, May 2017

Opposing Brighton parkland (Article 97) development, May 2017

Support for An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue, April 2017

Amicus brief to support case to codify steps required to designate Article 97 land, March 2017

Support of perpetuity and correct process for amending Article 97 land, November 2016

Support of perpetuity and correct process for amending an APR, September 2016

Opposition to taxing nonprofits when they acquire land, Amendment 103 to Economic Development Bill, July 2016

Green Budget Coalition Veto Override Requests, July 2016

Support for funding for critical environmental agencies and programs in MA operating budget, June 2016

Support for Comprehensive Adaptation Management Plan and Conservation Land Tax Credit bills, April 2016

Solar Siting Recommendations, April 2016

MassLand & other LTA Ambassadors urge Senators Markey & Warren to sponsor S.330, the Conservation Easement, November 2015

Letter to oppose H.3690, Article 97 disposition of conserved land for a natural gas pipeline, & any similar legislation, November 2015

Letters in support of Conservation Land Tax Credit, October 2015

Letter on Executive Order 562 regulatory review process, September 2015

On Executive Order 562, July 2015

On DCR & DEP Early Retirements, July 2015

In Support of An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue, H.2587/S.1459, June 2015

In Support of Conservation Land Tax Credit, HB.2585, June 2015

In Support of The Public Lands Preservation Act, S402/H623, May 2015