Gas Leaks in Concord
Did you know Concord has 160+ active gas leaks?
In 2018, Massachusetts gas utility companies reported more than 15,000 un-repaired gas leaks. These gas leaks release methane gas into our communities, endangering residents, killing trees, and threatening our future. Methane is 80x more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year timespan, making it one of the biggest threats to preserving a livable climate.
That’s why Mothers Out Front is pushing for a swift and equitable transition to renewable energy. We are raising awareness about methane gas leaks and supporting local and state legislation that hastens a just transition to renewable energy.
Reported Gas Leaks
HEET, a Cambridge-based nonprofit working to cut carbon emissions, generates gas leaks maps using data reported by gas utility companies. Yellow pins mark the locations of un-repaired gas leaks reported by National Grid at the end of 2019. Many of these leaks have been active for years. Some have been leaking for more than a decade. Click here to find the leaks near your home.
Do you see the gas leak across the street from Willard Elementary School? It has been active since 2011.