MASS POWER FORWARD COALITION CELEBRATES SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT’S DECISION TO STRIKE DOWN PIPELINE TAX
Mothers Out is a proud partner of the Mass Power Forward coalition and is pleased to share today's joint announcement!
Earlier today, the Supreme Judicial Court STRUCK DOWN the so-called “pipeline tax” (ENGIE Gas & LNG LLC v. Department of Public Utilities -- SJC 12051), which would have forced electric ratepayers to subsidize new gas pipelines.Read more
"Climate-minded local groups like Mothers Out Front and firstname.lastname@example.org staged a protest, held meetings, contacted local leaders and even took to the streets with flags in hand to mark the city’s largest leaks in July."
"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."Read more
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:Read more
"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!
Catherine is from the Hampton Roads, Virginia community - the newest one to join the Mothers Out Front effort and one that faces extreme weather and constant flooding.