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

Submitted by Sue Phelan,  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 […]

NSTAR/Eversource Receives Approval for Controversial Spraying

Submitted by Sue Phelan,  On Thursday, June 11, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) approved the 2015 Eversource (formerly NSTAR) Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard despite serious and widespread objections from Cape residents and tourists.  If you vacation on Cape Cod, you should know that the following towns have […]

NSTAR/Eversource Plan to Use Toxic Herbicides Again in 2015

Submitted by Sue Phelan,  NSTAR (now re-branded as Eversource Energy) has published their 2015 Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for Cape Cod and beyond. Once again includes the use of powerful herbicides.  Please spend a little time looking at the plan, the maps, the warnings. The plans are not substantially different from town to town but the […]

Town of Bourne to NSTAR – Nay to the Spray

The Town of Bourne is to be applauded for their recent demonstration of leadership in the matter of NSTAR herbicide spraying on Bourne properties. In previous years the Bourne Board of Selectmen along with Select Boards/Town Councils of Cape and Vineyard towns passed the resolution submitted by GreenCAPE that opposed the spraying of undisclosed mixtures of herbicides on […]

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 […]