Your calls to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey remain important.
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition has always advocated strongly for funding to support water quality research in Massachusetts. A cover story in the Boston Globe shines a spotlight on the “big water problems” facing Cape Cod. You can read the article here. Plus, read the Boston Globe article here about the potential dangers the state’s groundwater poses to citizens, stating that as much as 90% of the water may be corrosive.
We believe it is unacceptable that the citizens of Massachusetts cannot have confidence in the quality of their drinking water from private wells and ground water. We urge you to take action and make your voices heard. House Bill 4166, An Act relative to drinking and ground water research, currently sits in the House Committee on Ways and Means. The bill establishes that the Department of Environmental Affairs be directed to create a Drinking and Ground Water Research Trust Fund to be used for the purpose of establishing a drinking and ground water research project in collaboration with Silent Spring Institute.
Please Take Action to support Silent Spring Institute’s research of unregulated chemicals of concern in public and private drinking water wells and ground water in Massachusetts. Please contact Chairman Brian Dempsey of the House Ways and Means Committee asking that the Committee report out the bill favorable to the House floor. You can visit the House Committee on Ways and Means’ webpage and contact members and staff of the Committee. Please visit https://malegislature.gov/Committees/House/H34 to contact the committee, or call (617) 722-2990.