Power Line Herbicide Spraying

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Top Reasons Why Shrewsbury Should NOT allow the Energy Company to spray the Power Line Rights-of-Way (ROW) with Herbicide treatments and instead Advocate for a Safer Alternative Plan

National Grid sprays herbicidal applications on Shrewsbury’s power line ROWs, which can potentially poison a swath of land 5 miles long and 250 feet wide—equivalent to more than 150 acres or 115 football fields. There are safe alternatives! National Grid should cut and mow the vegetation as they have done in the past, which will help protect our water supply and environment.  We believe National Grid should rethink their plan and become a leader in protecting the environment.


CURRENT EFFORTS

Safe Drinking Water For Shrewsbury

National Grid’s Yearly Operation Plans

 


RESOURCES

Protect Our Cape Code Aquifier (POCCA)

Save our Monarchs – Corridors for Pollinators


MAPS

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LOCAL NEWS

07/03/19 – [Western Mass] Following concerns, lawmakers ask state agency for info on glyphosate

06/25/19 – [Ashfield] Eversource refutes residents’ concerns about use of herbicides

06/21/19 – [Ashfield] Residents: Eversource’s plan to spray herbicides must be stopped

04/16/19 – [Cape Cod] Activists continue efforts to stop herbicide use on Cape Cod

04/05/19 – [Cape Cod] The battle with herbicides goes on, and on

01/26/18 – Herbicide opponents gear up for the next fight

05/17/17 – Eversource Spraying Sparks Renewed Opposition on Vineyard

01/20/15 – Cape residents protest NStar’s use of herbicides

12/09/13 – Bourne seeks alternative to power-line herbicide spraying


IN THE NEWS

09/15/18 – HOW A RAGTAG GROUP OF OREGON LOCALS TOOK ON THE BIGGEST CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN WORLD — AND WON

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