Through a program designed to promote climate change resilience, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded $1.4 million to the Buzzards Bay Coalition to purchase and protect 68 acres of critically important barrier beach, marshland and upland habitat on Cuttyhunk Island.
A federal district judge has rejected an out-of-state oil shipping industry group’s legal challenges to state oil spill protection laws for Buzzards Bay. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper represents a complete denial of efforts to invalidate the provision of the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act that requires all oil barges to be guided through the Bay by a tugboat escort.
As a supporter, you know that Saving Buzzards Bay is accomplished through ongoing pollution cleanup, focused land protection, active restoration and community engagement, in projects and initiatives like these 10 from the past year.
The land deal, secured by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and The 300 Committee Land Trust, protects undisturbed wetlands and coastal forest, including over 2,000 feet of shoreline on West Falmouth Harbor and a salt pond.