Media Advisory for Saturday, March 30, 2019

Contact: Alise Murawski at amurawski@westendstrategy.comor 202-702-6903

 

Concerned Mothers Hold Urgent Public Forum About Gas Leaks, Climate Change

Over 800 methane gas leaks in Worcester alone, community must act

 

WORCESTER, MASS.Mothers Out Front Worcester is holding an urgent public forum on gas leak safety and climate change on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.

After months of research and an audit of gas leaks, Mothers Out Front Worcester is gathering the community to take action against the serious threats posed by aging gas infrastructure and climate change. Worcester has over 800 methane gas leaks, some on school properties and in other sensitive locations.

The forum will discuss actions that can be undertaken by the community and individuals to reduce the harm caused by Worcester’s aging gas infrastructure. Speakers will include representatives from Gas Safety USA, Mass Energy Consumer Alliance, the Worcester Tree Initiative and more.

The issues of gas leak safety and climate change pose significant environmental justice concerns for people of color and lower-income and immigrant communities. Mothers have a unique stake in these issues since the wellbeing of children and future generations depends on actions taken now.

Members of Mothers Out Front Worcester are available for interview.

 

WHAT: Urgent public forum on gas leak safety and climate change
WHO: Speakers from Mothers Out Front, Gas Safety USA, Mass Energy Consumer Alliance, the Worcester Tree Initiative and more.
WHERE: YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608
WHEN: Saturday, March 30th at 3 p.m.

        

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ABOUT MOTHERS OUT FRONT:

Mothers Out Front is a national organization of mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers coming together to make climate change an issue that our leaders can no longer ignore. We are building a powerful grassroots movement to ensure a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean and renewable energy.


 


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