As of December 31, 2017, Brookline had 214 gas leaks. Each one emits methane, which traps up to 86 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over the first 20 years. Each one drives down air quality. Each one has the potential to explode. Leaky pipes make natural gas as bad as coal, or worse. We pay for gas that never reaches our homes. And gas leaks kill trees that might otherwise have helped to absorb those emissions.
- Call National Grid: 1-800-233-5325. Report any gas you smell and ask them to repair the leak. Then ask how many big leaks has National Grid found so far? When will they be fixed? Tell National Grid you would like them to prioritize the repair of leaks in the root zones of trees.
- Sign up for Mothers Out Front Massachusetts Action Alerts, which are most often sent at times when the Massachusetts volunteers organize a rally, a call-in day for our representatives or another action centered around the gas problem.
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