The gas pipes under our streets are leaking and neglected—putting us in danger, costing us money, harming our health, and damaging our climate.

Our government is failing to ensure our safety.

Gov. Baker has appointed commissioners to our Department of Public Utilities—our state’s agency to regulate and oversee utilities—who are not doing their job. We need to hold him and his DPU accountable.

We need inspectors: Utilities have operating and maintenance plans that are not being followed, risking our safety.

We need action: Governor Baker and his DPU need to pressure National Grid to end the lockout of union workers and fine the company for documented safety violations.

We need regulations: Gas leaks laws from 2014 & 2016 have not been enacted, leaving the largest leaks to spew gas 24/7 for years.

We need a Department of Public Utilities that serves the PUBLIC. 



  • SHIRT UP AND SHOW UP ON OCT 30th at Boston’s Gas Safety Hearing at 11am at Boston City Hall.
  • JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTORM ON OCT 30th 11am-2pm targeting Gov. Baker’s Department of Public Utilities.





To get the most attention, we’ll all send our messages from 11am to 2pm on Tues, Oct 30th with #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU.

No Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? No problem. Email your message and photo to [email protected] to get it posted by Mothers Out Front.



  • Take a picture of your kids, your family, etc.
  • OR find your town’s gas leak map. Go to https://heetma.org/gas-leaks/gas-leak-maps/  Scroll down the list of towns and click on yours. Take a screenshot, or print it and take a picture, or copy the link to use in your posts.
  • OR send a message without an image.


THEN POST AND TWEET ON TUES, OCT 30:  On Tuesday, Oct 30 from 11-2 send your photo/map and message out on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

  • Sample posts are below. Ask followers and friends to share, retweet, and resend your post.
  • ONLY post on Oct 30, not before.
  • EVERY TWEET AND POST SHOULD HAVE:  @massgovernor #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU and @mothersoutfront.
  • On FACEBOOK make your post "Public” so your friends can share it. Use the drop-down menu directly to the left of the Post button.



Joining @MothersOutFront from [TOWN] to ask, are ALL these leaks safe @MassGovernor? [ATTACH GAS LEAKS MAP] #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @Heet_MA #mapoli

Join @MothersOutFront and me in asking @MassGovernor & his Department of PUBLIC Utilities to #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU and act on Gas Leak Laws! Please RT in support! #mapoli @loriehrlich

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Our safety is on the line. #MVGasFires should never happen again. @MassGovernor #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU. Protect our children from gas explosions & climate change. [ATTACH IMAGE OF KIDS] @mothersoutfront

Has @MassGovernor put the fox in charge of the henhouse? Where is our #departmentofPUBLICutilities? #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @mothersoutfront

#BakersDPU - Please do safety inspections and enact regulations. We need your help! #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU  @MassGovernor @mothersoutfront

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#BakersDPU - Your middle name is PUBLIC. Please stop working for the utilities and start working for us. #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @MassGovernor @mothersoutfront

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See you in person or on social media on Tuesday!  

Thank you,
Ania, Debbie, Zeyneb, Molly, Mary, Claire, Muriel, Claire, Kristi, and Viki
Mothers Out Front Gas Leaks Task Force


Mothers Out Front Massachusetts


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