Newton Mothers Out Front 4th Annual Gas Leak Tagging Campaign

Newton’s Gas Pipelines are Leaking. And We Have More Leaks Than Ever!

On August 16, Mothers Out Front Newton is launching its 4th annual Gas Leak Tagging Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of leaking gas to our homes, our health and our children’s future.  

According to National Grid, there are now more than 900 gas ​pipeline ​leaks in Newton—300 more than reported last year. More than any city in Massachusetts except Boston. The actual number is likely much larger.​ See the Newton Gas Leak Map ​posted online at HEETMA.ORG (​).

Volunteers will distribute over 60 signs throughout Newton neighborhoods​. Organized by Mothers Out Front members Barbara DiVitto, Elaine Landes, Melanie Renaud, Ellie Goldberg and Steve Adler-Golden, the campaign is designed to inform Newton residents that gas is not clean, not safe and ​is ​a threat to our ​climate. It kills trees and utilities charge rate payers for the lost gas. 

Mother Out Front works with local officials and legislators to support policies to fix the leaks and take meaningful climate action.T​he goal is to reduce the use of fossil fuels, to support local initiatives such as the Newton Climate Action Plan and for ​state legislation for clean renewable energy, energy efficiencies and environmental justice. 

To volunteer to post signs, contact Barbara DiVitto (617-527-7154- home ; 617-775-1109- cell). ​Learn more at Questions? Write to​ 

What we know: 

  • ‘Natural gas’ is methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
  • Methane leaks are a health and safety hazard. 
  • Gas is deadly to trees.
  • Gas leaks cause air pollution and worsen climate change.  
  • The utilities charge rate payers $millions for the lost gas.                            

How you can help:

When you smell gas, leave the area and call 911 or 1-800-231-5325. 



August 16, 2020 at 12pm - 3pm




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