Claire Humphrey of Mothers Out Front Jamaica Plain spoke at an event on July 6, 2017 organized by Environment Massachusetts to thank Senator Ed Markey for being a climate champion. Several groups came together at Long Wharf in Boston -- the Mystic River Watershed Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility, as well as Mothers Out Front and Environment America, to tell Senator Markey how much we appreciate his standing up for clean air and water in these tough times.
Sunday, July 16th, a team of 16 volunteers worked with Audrey Schulman and Jason from HEET for 9 hours to take over 100 measurements at different sites along a 32,000 square foot gas leak as part of the pilot study currently under way with the gas companies. Methane emissions varied significantly, from double digits to several thousand parts per million! The work was hot, but gratifying, and several of our fantastic volunteers brought cold refreshments to keep us going! We hope our work will raise awareness of this significant source of greenhouse gases. We look forward to hearing the results that HEET and Mothers Out Front will share this fall!
The team made this picture slide show (video) from their day! Thank you to Carolyn Lattin for this story!