Resources: Natural Gas Leaks
SAFE is concerned about natural gas leaks in our city because the leaks:
- Cause climate change
- Kill trees
- Are potentially explosive
- Hurt human health
- Cost ratepayers
SAFE program for SATV, February 2016 (32 mins) overview of gas leaks, “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?”
Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas (Boston University Research by Prof. Nathan Phillips)
“Methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure and use in the urban region of Boston, Massachusetts,” (Dec. 2014), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA-Prof. Nathan Phillips is one of the authors. PDF available at:
*City of Salem: An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance regarding Management and Elimination of Natural Gas Leaks (proposed by Councilor Steve Dibble)
*Members of the Massachusetts Legislature: find your representative and senator.
When you smell gas, call 911. Don’t become complacent—lulled into a false sense of security. Keep calling to get the leak(s) fixed. You should not be smelling gas.
SAFE Co-Chairs of Natural Gas Leaks Task Force are: