Update on Bill H.4166

At the beginning of the legislative session in January 2015, Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) filed a bill on behalf of Silent Spring Institute to obtain funding and to create a new program for drinking and ground water research across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The bill was referred to House Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, and was redrafted as Bill H.4166, An Act relative to drinking and ground water research. The bill was reported out favorable and was sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means where it currently resides. Representative Frost circulated a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee asking they report out H.4166 favorable to the House Floor before the end of this legislative session.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is thankful to the following legislators who co-signed this letter so far:

Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)

Rep. Brian R.Mannal (D-Barnstable)

Rep. David F. DeCoste (R-Norwell)

Rep. Timothy R. Madden (D-Nantucket)

Rep. James R. Miceli (D-Wilmington)

Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson (R-Holden)

Rep. Steven S. Howitt (R-Seekonk)

Rep. Peter J. Durant (R-Spencer)

Rep. Paul A. Schmid, III (D-Westport)

Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)

Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)

Your calls to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey remain important. Please take action and CALL to support Silent Spring Institute’s research of unregulated chemicals of concern in public and private drinking water wells and ground water in Massachusetts. You can read our previous blog post here.