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Lobby day on Beacon Hill for environmental groups

Members of environmental groups are lobbying state lawmakers both in-person and remotely.

State has billions unspent from state budget surplus, federal COVID relief funds

Citing a once-in-a-generation chance to use state and federal funds to invest in nature and climate, members of several environmental organizations in Massachusetts are lobbying state legislators today.

Mass Audubon, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions are among the groups participating.

Some of the meetings with legislators are taking place in-person at the State House in Boston and some are being conducted remotely.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Michelle Manion, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Mass Audubon.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.