Dollars disappear into thin air as gas seeps through our streets.
Massachusetts’ consumers pay $100 million each year for wasted, harmful methane gas that leaks beneath our streets. The amount of gas seeping out in Greater Boston alone could provide energy to heat 200,000 homes. Meanwhile, leaking gas boosts the Commonwealth’s climate-changing emissions by 10 percent since methane is far more detrimental than CO2.
WHAT: Raise a Stink Gas Leaks Campaign – a flag-placing, doorknob-hanging public information campaign identifying gas leaks throughout Cambridge. Mothers, grandmothers, children and allies will tag more than 200 gas leaks in the City of Cambridge with yellow flags and hang doorknob info sheets to alert nearby neighbors about the harmful and costly effects of methane.
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WHO: Mothers Out Front (Cambridge): Mobilizing For a Livable Climate
In a grass-roots mobilization to protect our children from the most harmful effects of climate change, Cambridge mothers and grandmothers are speaking out -- against the dangers of fossil fuels and for a complete transition to renewable energy.
Gas Leak Flagging
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th, 4-7pm
WHERE: Everywhere in Cambridge that gas leaks exist
WHY: More than 20,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts emit methane – a “greenhouse gas on steroids.” Leaked gas speeds up climate change, kills trees, and makes asthma worse. A recent Boston University survey of 100 leaks identified seven as potentially explosive. And every month our utilities charge us for the leaked gas we never use. This campaign joins a statewide movement to enact gas-leaks legislation.
CONTACT: Kristine Jelstrup 617-833-3407 email@example.com
Debbie New 617-945-0202 or 802-498-4714 firstname.lastname@example.org
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