Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

“The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year, so expect chemical companies to enjoy strong quarterly profits, more boys to be born with hypospadias and more women to die unnecessarily of breast cancer.” – Nicholas Kristoff In an article in the New York Times called “Contaminating Our Bodies with Everyday […]

Submit Complaints about NSTAR/Eversource Rights-of-Way Spraying Now

Submitted by Sue Phelan, info@GreenCAPE.org  The Attorney General’s Office reports that there are few complaints/objections filed with MDAR related to the NSTAR/Eversource herbicide spraying this year. Complaints are necessary for the AG to investigate the spraying. They require documentation. Send your objections and report any questionable spraying activity you see. Ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate MDAR (the […]

A Baby Step Closer on TSCA Rewrite

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill that would update the nation’s chemicals regulations for the first time in almost 40-years. While the House bill takes a much narrower approach than a competing bill in the Senate, it does bring Congress a baby step closer to making making much […]

MBCC Applauds Senator Markey’s New Bill

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition applauds and supports our Senator Edward Markey (D, MA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA) for introducing the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act, which would strengthen chemical reviews, set clear deadlines, preserve states’ roles, and put public health first. Unlike the chemical industry-backed reform bill introduced by […]

Whatever happened to better safe than sorry

The tripartite of Senators Udall (D, NM), Vitter (R, LA) and the chemical industry are about to introduce a “reform” bill that the chemical industry is applauding. Their pleasure gives us great pause. While Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has long been calling for a much needed overhaul to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) […]