Sunday, July 17, 2011

What's New in the Neighborhood?

This marvelous banner went up on Old King's Highway yesterday. Similar banners will soon be going up all over town.

Today I want to report on the Safer Alternatives hearing that took place in Boston on Tuesday. It went well and Healthy Alliance has posted a summary for you all to read.

This week Massachusetts jumped to the forefront of the struggle to limit toxic chemicals in the environment with the introduction, to Congress, by Senator John Kerry, of the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011. It has already won the support of Dr. Theo Colborn and her Endocrine Disruption Exchange.

If NStar sprays herbicides under the power lines of Cape Cod, we will be drinking endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our water. Please don't let this happen. Spread the word to your neighbors. And, if your neighborhood wants a banner, too, let me know.