Public Health Advocates Find Flame Retardant Fight Follows Familiar Formula

Excerpt from Huff Post Green February 10, 2014: When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham recalled being “assured that the scientific information they had supporting the safety and effectiveness of their products was valid.” The companies’ claim turned … Read more

NIOSH Proposes New Policy for Workplace Carcinogens

On November 15th 2013 the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) released the draft of their new, proposed carcinogen policy, to replace the original policy issued in 1978. This draft is available for public comment and all comments must be received in writing at the NIOSH docket office by February 13th 2014. We … Read more

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 … Read more

Senator Dan Wolf Speaks out Against NSTAR Spraying

NStar disrespects democracy By DANIEL WOLF   The decision by NStar — or better put, the larger corporate conglomerate Northeast Utilities — to resume spraying herbicides on rights-of-way across the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard is more than a slap in the face of our communities. It disrespects democracy. I understand that this utility has the … Read more

End the Epidemic this Holiday Season

Those first flurries of snow do not discriminate who they touch, and sadly neither does breast cancer. Click this image to read a touching request from MBCC Treasurer, Gerry Swift who lost his wife of 25 years to breast cancer.