Helping to Protect Our Quality of Life on Cape Cod
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What is in our drinking water on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket?
We are fortunate to have drinking water so close below us, but with that comes a great responsibility. The goal here is to reach out to the state agency, MDAR: Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources, asking they DO NOT approve a plan that our local utility, Eversource, wrote since it lists herbicide use along Right-of-way power lines on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. There are other ways to maintain vegetation that are cost effective and less toxic that are successful. We ask the state to do the right thing and not approve more toxin use this way.
Please write or call the state and say, "Do not approve Eversource's Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) allowing herbicide use on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard again. 17 towns have written documents against herbicide use this way to you for years. We understand the state is working within federal regulations but since this aquifer is so unique being between 5 and 80 feet below us, we all need to protect it better and this is one way the state can really help. Over time your decision will make a huge difference to our greatest natural resource, drinking water. Thank you for doing the right thing as our state agency who in your mission statement says you protect our land."
Please contact the director of crop and pest services division of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources with your concerns about Eversource using herbicides along power lines to maintain vegetation year after year on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard:
Taryn LaScola - - or - call Taryn at: 617.626.1700