Massachusetts

Opinion: Accelerated gas leak repair campaign shows power of community advocacy, need for continued accountability

This opinion piece by Jesse Lederman is a nice tribute to the power of community organizing. 

With the support of a coalition of organizations like the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Arise for Social Justice, Mother’s Out Front, and the statewide watchdog group HEET, we worked to bring the gas company together with local officials and community members, and in 2017 were able to announce a deal to repair these leaks over time, with a concerted focus on the largest leaks first. The announcement was the first of its kind in Massachusetts.

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