"Jessica Garrett of Somerville Mothers Out Front gave background on the issue and the MOF gas leaks campaign. 'There are more than 16,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts,' she said. 'Natural gas is 95 percent methane, a ‘greenhouse gas on steroids’ that is 86 times more damaging than carbon dioxide in its first 20 years in the atmosphere...and just 7 percent of the leaks that have been surveyed contribute 50 percent of total methane emissions.'”
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