In the summer of 2016, Mothers Out Front in Arlington, with the support of Sustainable Arlington members, launched a campaign to raise awareness about the danger of methane gas leaks in our town. Methane gas is 84 times more powerful at trapping heat than carbon dioxide in its first 20 years in the atmosphere.
Our local campaign aims to: generate pressure from customers on National Grid to fix the leaks; stop charging customers for the cost of leaked gas; and work with others statewide to halt the building of additional gas pipelines since they are dangerous and unnecessary, especially if we stop the loss of leaked gas.
We will be “tagging” all 177 identified gas leaks in town on October 1 and 2, and holding educational and advocacy events over the coming months. Please contact us if you would like to join our efforts!