Gas Leaks Rally

Join Mothers Out Front Brookline for a rally demanding that National Grid repair the 275+ gas leaks in Brookline!

When

May 3, 2020 at 1pm-2pm

Where

345 Harvard Street, Brookline MA (in front of the Devotion House at Coolidge Corner School)

Agenda

  • Hear what your elected officials, including Representative Tommy Vitolo and Senator Cynthia Creem (invited), are doing to make National Grid fix the leaks
  • Watch a gas expert measure an active leak
  • Learn about the dangers that leaking gas pose to our trees, our health, our safety, and the environment

Why does this matter?  

Gas leaks cause global warming. Natural gas is 95% methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is 86 times more damaging than carbon dioxide during its first twenty years in the atmosphere.

Gas leaks cause explosions. Gas leaks have been implicated in explosions throughout the Commonwealth. These explosions have caused extensive damage, injury, and in some cases, loss of life, as happened in the Merrimack Valley in September 2018.

Gas leaks harm our health. We breathe in methane and other chemicals in gas. Natural gas can trigger asthma attacks and cause or worsen other respiratory illnesses.

Gas leaks cost us money. Utilities pass along the cost of leaks to customers, rolling it into our bills.

Gas leaks kill trees. Natural gas takes the place of soil’s oxygen that trees need to survive, Hundreds of trees have been suffocated in Brookline. Taxpayers pay to remove and replace trees that have died.

 

When

May 03, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2pm

Where

345 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA (in front of the Devotion House)

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