Environmental Awareness

Laura’s Letter

Laura Kelley, Director of POCCA Cape Cod, is writing to the Town Councils and Boards of Selectmen to request an additional letter be sent to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) in further pursuit of ultimate stopping of herbicidal spraying here on Cape Cod.

Here is Laura’s letter to the Eastham Board of Selectmen:

Dear Eastham Board of Selectmen:

     Thank you for inviting me to be on the BoS meeting agenda of December 7, 2015.  On behalf of POCCA Cape Cod – I present three requests for your consideration.

1.)  That the Eastham BoS write a letter in support of Senator Dan Wolf’s bill # S.478, an act that if passed would give each town the right to negotiate a no pesticide spraying agreement with Eversource Energy, by writing to Senator Anne Gobi, Senate Chair ENRA – at  anne.gobi@masenate.gov – and Representative Paul Schmid, House Chair ENRA at Paul.Schmid@mahouse.gov

2.)  That the Eastham BoS prepare to write MDAR and prepare to testify in strong opposition to Eversource’s YOP when the time for such comments arises after January 1, 2016.

3.)  That POCCA and POCCA’s Attorney, Bruce Taub, be invited to discuss with Eastham Town Council – as we have done favorably with town council in Brewster and Orleans – the possibility of Eastham joining in efforts to take Eversource to court – conditioned on Attorney Taub’s offer of his time in such an endeavor on a pro bono basis, in an effort to stop all herbicide spraying along Eastham town owned and privately owned lands and ROWs. See original Motion for Temporary Restraining Order/Injunction and Court’s response there to – attached.

Thank you for all you do to protect our natural resources.  I look forward to meeting with you.

All the Best,
Laura Kelley, Director
POCCA Cape Cod.org


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