Towns Seek to Control Herbicide Use
May 11, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard – Voters in Tisbury, West Tisbury and Aquinnah have agreed to back a home-rule petition to regulate herbicide use. The initiative follows years of concern over the longstanding practice of spraying beneath power lines by the utility giant Eversource.
If approved by the state legislature, any group seeking to apply herbicides in the three towns would first need permission from the board of health.