Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Can we afford to spray?
The Cape & Islands delegation of state representatives and senators are going to meet soon to continue the discussion about NSTAR’s spraying of herbicides under their power lines.
NSTAR claims that its plan is responsible and others say that the larger issue lies with homeowners’ use of glyphosates (like Round-Up) and widespread use of fertilizers that pollute fresh and saltwater resources.
I’m not so sure that pointing out other risky behaviors exonerates the whole.
We have a single lens aquifer on
Cape Cod. We got it wrong years ago when routine spilling of fuels and mishandling of explosives resulted in a pollution disaster under the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
Let’s not get it wrong again.
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