Widespread Herbicide Spraying from NSTAR on Cape Cod

As of October 14, toxic pesticide exposures from NSTAR’s spraying private residential property under their electrical lines are no longer speculative. Widespread spraying of herbicides drifted outside the NSTAR transmission rights-of-way (ROWs) in Harwich, MA, exposing a horse farm with 16 horses, a few dogs, and the farm owners and workers. Clare Bergh, the owner […]

Practice Prevention Today: NSTAR update

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We shouldn’t be forced to accept any threat to our water supply or our health that can be avoided. Prevention of cancer was cited by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring as “the imperative need”. Prevention IS paramount and we can all make simple contributions to this end. Consider halting utility herbicide spraying as an opportunity […]

We Need Your Help to Halt Herbicide Spraying in Massachusetts

Your Calls are needed to halt herbicide spraying on private and town lands. The NSTAR public electric utility published their plans for herbicide spraying under their easements in Acushnet, Ashland, Bourne, Bridgewater, Burlington, Canton, Carver, Chatham, Dartmouth, Dennis, Dover, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Edgartown, Fairhaven, Falmouth, Framingham, Freetown, Hanson, Harwich, Hopkinton, Kingston, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Natick, […]

Pollution Becomes Personal: NSTAR Spraying Update from GreenCape

Over the course of  one month last year NSTAR sprayed over 2,000 gallons of pesticide mixture on 800 acres of Cape Cod.  Many more thousands of gallons will be sprayed unnecessarily in the coming weeks according to NSTAR’s 2014 Yearly Operational Plan as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).  Even more amazing-more […]

Protect Your Family From Herbicide Spraying

Submitted by Sue Phelan (info@GreenCAPE.org or 508.362.5927) The corporate giant NSTAR/Northeast Utilities (NU) and others such as National Grid, the railroads and MTA are all poised to spray their toxic mixtures of herbicides over residential and public properties statewide. These corporations do not own the land in most cases. They only have easements over the […]