Brookline has 250 natural gas leaks under our roads, near schools and homes. Half of all the leaked gas comes from just 7% of the largest leaks, and fixing these leaks will dramatically reduce emissions and save ratepayer money in the fastest, most efficient manner. We’re asking our elected officials to support 2 bills (S.1845 and H.2683 Gas Leaks Consumer Cost Protection Bill) which prohibit the utilities from charging us for lost and unaccounted for natural gas, creating an incentive to find and fix the biggest leaks fast.
We have 3 goals for this event:
Raise awareness among neighbors and residents to the extent of the gas leaks issue
Ask our elected officials to push for legislation that that will expedite the leak repair
Sign cards to Governor Baker in opposition to more natural gas infrastructure.
Join us to tag Brookline gas leaks - no technical knowledge required! You will be provided with maps and materials.
10am - brief overview of why gas leaks are toxic to the environment and to our public health
10:30am - split into teams and tag the leaks around our town.
1-2pm - team leaders return materials to Deane Coady’s front porch at 272 Walnut Street, Brookline.
RSVP on Facebook
Interactive Gas Leak maps by precinct will allow you to check gas leak locations while you're tagging (be patient, these may take a few seconds to load):
Can't join us in person? Help us on social media.
The event is co-sponsored by State Senator Cynthia Creem, Climate Action Brookline, Temple Sinai, Temple Israel, 350 Mass for a Better Future, Brookline TEEN Center, Green UP team of United Parish Church of Brookline, Elders Climate Action, Mass Health Care Providers Against Fracked Gas, Girl Scout Brownie troop 62564, BHS Environmental Action Club, and Rep. Frank Smizik.
Rain date: May 20th
333 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02446
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