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 […]

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 […]