Thursday, July 05, 2012

Another Letter Published by Cape Cod Times

"This week another banner went up on Wellfleet’s Long Pond Road bridge. The banner reads 'Thanks NStar for not spraying Cape Cod.' At the tourism roundtable in Provincetown, I asked Governor Deval Patrick for his support regarding NStar’s plan to spray herbicides under the power lines. Rep. Sarah Peake, sitting at his side, explained the situation to the Governor. I learned that a pilot project is in place for Cape Cod. For the moment we do not need to worry about our sole-source aquifer’s becoming contaminated with toxic chemicals. Our drinking water is still safe to drink. Rep. Peake explained that she and Senator Dan Wolf are waiting for the smoke to clear following NStar’s merger with Northeast Utilities. I want to thank NStar for its willingness to push 'pause.' I hope the utility company’s next move will be to hit 'stop.'