Massachusetts AG Issued Report with Recommendations to Bolster Public Participation in Energy Proceedings

Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell—collaborating with the National Consumer Law Center, GreenRoots, Alternatives for Community and Environment, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Vote Solar, Massachusetts Climate Action Network and the Regulatory Assistance Project—released a report with recommendations for how the state Department of Public Utilities and the Energy Facilities Siting board can improve opportunities for public participation in their proceedings. The report recommends that the agencies make information more easily accessible, such as through plain language summaries of technical documents and educational resources, and engage more with stakeholders by responding to comments and providing support for community members to provide comments.