Legislative briefing: The health and safety hazards of expanding “natural” gas infrastructure in Massachusetts

Join Mothers Out Front MA teams at this hearing. Now more than ever we need to change the narrative on fracked gas, and to do that we need voices. 

More about the hearing:

1) WHAT – Personal stories and scientific basis of the human health risks of “natural” gas, e.g., cooking with gas is linked to increased childhood asthma.

Senator Jo Comerford will introduce and moderate the legislative briefing.

Five presentations:

  • 100 local Massachusetts Boards of Health representing more than 50% of the population of the Commonwealth have expressed concerns about the human health risks of “natural” gas use and infrastructure. Boards have written to Governor Baker asking that Comprehensive Health Impact Assessments be completed before approving new “natural” gas pipelines, compressors, and storage facilities.

Presented by Madeleine Scammell, DSc, Assoc. Prof. BU Sch Pub Hlth and T. Stephen Jones, MD, Sierra Club

  • A mother will tell her experience caring for her daughter with asthma and her concern about the effects of a gas cooking stove on her daughter’s asthma

Presented by Ellie Goldberg, Mothers Out Front

  • Pediatrician on how cooking with gas is associated with increased asthma risk, the human health hazards of “natural” gas use & infrastructure and the proposed Weymouth “natural” gas compressor station.

Presented by Philip Landrigan, MD, Professor, Boston College

  • These “natural” gas health problems illustrate why the proposed “natural” gas compressor in Weymouth should not be built.

Presented by spokesperson of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station*

2) WHEN10 am on Tuesday, June 25th

3) WHERERoom 437 in the Massachusetts State Capitol, Beacon Hill, Boston MA.

4) Sponsors:  Sierra Club, Mothers Out Front, 350 Mass, Climate Action Now, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, HEET, Boston College Global Observatory on Pollution and Health


June 25, 2019 at 10am - 1pm


Room 437, Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133
United States
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Carol Chamberlain

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