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.
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Mass. Const. art. XCVII.
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