177+ Gas Leaks in Arlington
In an effort to change the conversation around the risks of "natural" gas, Mothers Out Front has been raising awareness by drawing attention to leaks in natural gas pipelines. This page tells the story of our ongoing campaign.
On October 1, 2016, we tagged all 177 identified gas leaks in town, to raise awareness of the dangers of methane gas, and to demand that the utilities "Fix the Leaks First!"
Making the news: ACMi news from October 20, 2016 includes a few-minute segment (skip to 06:30 in this video) on our gas leaks tagging launch.
Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, Selectman Joe Curro, and MOF member Susan Lees at Gas Leaks Tagging Launch
Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline
Our Pipeline Task Force joined "The Fight Is Not Over” on December 17, 2016, a local day of #NoDAPL action coordinated by a group of Native organizers and non-Native allies. The day's events included:
- 9 am rally at the office of the Army Corps of Engineers in Concord
- Relay run to Boston with stops along the way to distribute flyers outside TD Bank branches in Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge
The Fight Is Not Over featured Arlingtonian Mothers Out Front (lefthand image): Carol Chamberlain (sign around neck) and Anne Wright (tan hat). The Pipeline Task Force demonstrated in front of branches of TD Bank, which has been funding the Dakota Access pipeline, to pass out flyers and encourage customers to move their money.