Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Congrats to GreenCAPE: NStar extends power line spraying moratorium

NStar will extend a moratorium through 2011 on using herbicides to clear vegetation beneath its power lines on Cape Cod, according to a statement released by the company today.

Opponents have rallied over the past year calling for an end to the practice, citing concerns about health effects from the chemicals on the region's water supply.

... The announcement comes a day after state lawmakers from the Cape filed legislation that would require utilities to negotiate with towns that don't want herbicides used beneath power lines in their communities....
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