Our Strategy

Every 2-year legislative session, over 7,000 bills are filed in Massachusetts. Countless more ideas circulate among policymakers, advocates and the public. Shaping a policy agenda requires strategy and discipline. Over the years, ELM Board and staff have refined an intentional process for selecting our key priorities. 

First, we screen for alignment with our purpose, mission, vision, and values. We then explore if there is a path to victory over time and confirm that ELM can add value and sustainably staff and support the work. 

Next, we test for materiality, equity and leadership: Would a proposed policy drive significant environmental improvements? Does it positively impact overburdened communities? Will it provide an opportunity for Massachusetts to lead and set an example for the rest of the nation and world? 

We are proud of the power and potential in our policy priorities and encourage you to read more about them. 


Key issues


Legislative co-sponsors of our top priority bills


Corporate council members

Priority Bills

For the 2021-2022 legislative session, ELM has strategically selected a set of priorities that will build on the framework established by the Next Generation Roadmap bill and help Massachusetts achieve our carbon neutrality goals, grow our clean energy economy, and empower historically overburdened and underserved communities. 

2021-2022 Priority Bills
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Tell Your Legislators These Issues are Important to You

It’s important for your elected officials to hear from passionate constituents like you. Send your State Representative and State Senator a message urging them to support bold climate and environmental legislation this session. Our priorities will move Massachusetts toward a sustainable, equitable future powered by renewable energy, but they need support to make it through the legislative process.

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