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Mothers Out Front has been proudly working with the Mass Power Forward coalition on the energy omnibus bill. Below is the joint statement on the legislation.
Please find Bedford Mother Out Front Sue Swanson's reaction to the bill here.
"The team found 'a preponderance of small gas leaks and a few very large gas leaks,' she said. 'These few large leaks contribute disproportionately to overall methane emissions and are considered “super-emitters,' she added. Around 7 percent of the gas leaks surveyed accounted for 50 percent of methane emissions in the Greater Boston area, Margaret Hendrick, a PhD student at Boston University, noted."
Tuesday, July 12th saw hundreds of people fill the rows at a Boston City Council Hearing called by Councilor Matt O'Malley. Mothers, fathers, friends and allies are holding the utilities accountable for fixing #gasleaks in our city. Mothers Out Front Downtown Boston and Jamaica Plain teams worked hard with our allies and in our communities to get this hearing. Now we need results. How can you help? Please SIGN THE PETITION!
Read the new blog with Bradley M. Campbell, President of the Conservation Law Foundation and Kelsey Wirth, our Co-Founder and Chair in support of Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey:
Mothers Out Front is proud to join our partners in this announcement:
"Researchers have found over 20,000 natural gas leaks in Massachusetts. Now the group Mothers Out Front that campaigns for a livable climate is flagging these leaks, to alert their neighbors to the potentially explosive methane under their streets, and damaging the atmosphere. Living on Earth’s Helen Palmer reports from the streets of Cambridge, Mass."
On Thursday, June 2nd, Springfield, MA held a Gas Leaks forum in their town and invited Ania Camargo of the Downtown Boston Mothers Out Front team to be a presenter at the forum. Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley was a partner at the Forum and worked to get turnout as well! #FixtheleaksMA
Please see the TV and news coverage of the event below!
And find out more about what Massachusetts teams are doing to plug the leaks here.
Check out WGBH's coverage of the Mothers Out Front Cambridge team! Cambridge, along with Brookline and Lexington, flagged gas leaks in their communities based on the HEET maps which are made from the utilities reports.
Mothers across the country are ready to take action to protect their children today and to preserve their children's opportunities for a safe and happy future. Read on to learn how Mothers Out Front got started and our plans for the future. Thank you to the author, Valerie Young!