Bedford Mothers Out Front Team to Launch a Gas Leaks Labeling Campaign

December 6, 2016

Submitted by Sue Swanson for Mothers Out Front, Bedford

One of the signs that will mark the multiple gas leaks in Bedford – Courtesy image, (c) 2016 all rights reserved

Gas leaks are a recurring problem in the state’s aging pipeline infrastructure; Bedford alone has about 50 identified leaks.

Utility companies like National Grid are required by law to fix leaks presenting an explosive risk, but not others!  The cost of this lost gas is absorbed by consumers, not the utilities.  Not only are methane gas leaks wasteful, they also contribute to catastrophic global warming and can damage adjacent vegetation including trees, exacerbate asthma and other pulmonary conditions.

Read on to find out why gas leaks matter to your health, to your safety, and to the well-being of your children and grandchildren.

  • What:  Kick-off to launch Gas Leaks Labeling campaign
  • Who:  Mothers Out Front (Bedford)
  • When:  Saturday, December 10th, 10-11 a.m.
  • Where:  Bedford Town Common, 75 The Great Road at Elm Street
  • Why:  Mothers everywhere want a healthy environment for their children today and a livable future for all children in the face of climate change, the most critical issue of our time.  For the sake of our health and our future, Mothers Out Front hopes to raise public awareness of gas leaks and encourage utility companies to fix all leaks, especially those emitting large quantities of methane.

For more information please contact Renu Bostwick  at: 781-275-0391 (phone) or [email protected]

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