Pages tagged "Regional Gas Campaign News"

  • Concord mothers to NGrid: Fix these gas leaks

    Mothers Out Front Concord takes it to the source! Congratulations to the team on being #inthenews and changing the conversation! Thank you to Concord Wicked Local for covering this issue.

    “We’re here to hold them accountable, make them comply with the regulations and to keep their promises to measure and fix these gas leaks,” Davis said. “The reason we’re so fired up about this is because they’re over 16,000 gas leaks in the state of Massachusetts. And the methane that leaks out is 10 percent of our emissions in the state. It’s the same amount of emissions that all the business and stores in the whole state (discharge). It’s a huge greenhouse gas emitter.”

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  • NEWS: Mothers helping to fight Air Quality Permit Approval for Weymouth

    Mother Out Front Susan Lees#InTheNews and demanding that Governor Baker stand by our communities and our families rather than fossil fuel interests.

    “Permitting this dangerous and toxic facility next to neighborhoods where residents raise families, send their children to school, and build communities is deeply negligent,” said Susan Lees of Mothers Out Front, an environmental activist group. “Governor Baker must show that he has the backbone to stand up to large energy corporations and intervene in this broken permitting process.”

    #NoWeymouthCompressorStation

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  • 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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  • Chasing Gov. Baker, DEP Hearing and Press Conference

    Wednesday, May 15th:

    MothersOutFront was busy today!! We started out trying to talk to the Governor at the Green Ribbon Commission meeting but were asked to leave the premises.

     

    Kristine Jelstrup (author and photographer), Pattie Heyman, Amber Martin, Jaclyn Secter, and Ellen Van Bever 

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