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 […]

Comment Against NSTAR Spraying on Cape Cod

The comment period on NSTAR’s plan to spray chemical herbicides on Cape Cod ends today [2/18]! Send your comment via email today to: Commissioner Greg Watson (MA Department of Agricultural Resources) Greg.Watson@state.ma.us  and  Michael McClean (Director of Rights-of-Way Programs at the MA State Pesticide Bureau) Michael.McClean@state.ma.us  CLICK THE LETTER BELOW TO VIEW ONE OF MBCC’S […]

The Continuing Saga of the NSTAR Spraying

The continuing saga of the NSTAR spraying on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard (see earlier MBCC newsletters) involves NSTAR submitting yet another plan to spray the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard in the spring of 2014. Click here to see the NSTAR Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for 2014. Please contact us if you are an abutter […]

NSTAR Campaign 2013 Recap & Update from Sue Phelan of GreenCAPE

September NSTAR Rally: click here to see photos from the Rally November 15 Despite vigorous objections from all 15 Cape towns, the Cape legislative delegation, thousands of residents, businesses, and public health professionals, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources  (MDAR) – NSTAR’s compliant state “regulator”- approved NSTAR’s plan to spray a mixture of 5 herbicides […]