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Article 97: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In 1972 Massachusetts voters approved Article 97, granting people the right to a clean environment and authorizing the Commonwealth to acquire conservation easements.  Article 97 was intended to be a legislative ‘check’ to ensure that lands acquired for conservation purposes were not converted to other inconsistent uses.
Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Constitutional Articles / Amendments
State
Massachusetts
Level of Government
State
Law Type
State Constitutions
Keywords
Conservation Easements, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements
Citation
Mass. Const. art. XCVII.

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