MA - Sign the petition to PASS Councilor O’Malley’s proposed Gas Leaks Ordinance!

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There are more than 3,000 natural gas leaks in the greater Boston area and almost 20,000 statewide!

Gas leaks pose an environmental, public health and financial burden to Boston residents. Natural gas is 95% methane which is 86 times more harmful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas over the first 20 years, and is responsible for the death of trees and shrubbery in Boston’s public spaces. According to the National Institutes of Health, exposure to natural gas leaks can exacerbate asthma and other respiratory illnesses. As ratepayers, we are subsidizing nearly $90 million per year for the gas leaking from our old pipes, enough to heat 200,000 homes each year.

Sign the petition and join us on December 10th!

Who's signing

Michelle Zamarripa
wilkie cook
Peter Rait
jane kelley
Deborah Bean
priscilla lavin
Jordan Bray
Kurt Cerulli
Elisabeth Peterson
Brinda Kirpalani
James Houghton
Tim Cook
Lisa Jenks
Jenny Leopold
Caroline Coggeshall
Penny Bragonier
Victor Gonzalez
Tracey Hughes
Jessie von Hippel
Mary Carney
Lynn Randall
John ballen
Toni Lansbury
Toni Lee Capossela
Suzie Tapson
Kevin Ballen
Julue Mathisen
Mary McAvity Cerulli
Judy Fitzsimmons
191 signatures

We are asking Mayor Walsh and our City Councilors to pass Councilor O’Malley’s proposed Gas Leaks Ordinance.

This ordinance would help improve coordination of infrastructure repair with the utility companies and thereby speed up the repair and replacement of leaky pipes.

Add your name to this petition in support of the allied organizations working on the Fix Leaks First campaign. (Mothers Out Front, HEETSierra ClubClean Water ActionBoston Climate Action Network, the Conservation Law FoundationThe Emerald Necklace Conservancy350 Mass, Friends of the Public Garden, and many others)

Please see below for more details of the proposed Ordinance.

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