June 28 SAFE event: “Avoiding Flint – Protecting the Climate”

Gas pipelines and Salem's water supply: the recent proposal to build a gas pipeline here on the North Shore could adversely affect the drinking water supplies of North Shore communities. Massive amounts of weed killer (herbicide) is sprayed on a regular basis around these pipelines to prevent plants from growing near them. These herbicides can … Continue reading June 28 SAFE event: “Avoiding Flint – Protecting the Climate”

Free film screening in Salem: “Merchants of Doubt”

From SAFE Advisory Board Member, Stan Franzeen: On Friday May 6, Congressman Seth Moulton will be hosting an audience Q&A after a free screening of the film MERCHANTS OF DOUBT at the NPS Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem. Doors open at 6:00 pm, screening at 6:30 pm. Released in 2015, this satirically comic … Continue reading Free film screening in Salem: “Merchants of Doubt”

Tonight on SATV: “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?” (a SAFE production)

The first airing of "Who Pays for Gas Leaks?" is tonight. The half-hour panel discussion is about the two bills in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, H.2870 and H.2871, which address the problems of our aging infrastructure for the transport of natural gas, and also how the cost of the lost gas is being passed … Continue reading Tonight on SATV: “Who Pays for Gas Leaks?” (a SAFE production)

​Utilities under pressure to fix leaky gas pipes

​This story by Christian M. Wade​,​ Statehouse Reporter​, was printed in the 12/26/15 edition of the Salem News. ​​Representative Lori ​Ehrlich file​d​ ​a ​bill to prevent utilities from passing ​the ​bulk of costs​ of gas leaks​ on to ratepayers​. ​A Harvard University study​ revealed that the cost of these leaks is $90,000,000 a year. Also, the … Continue reading ​Utilities under pressure to fix leaky gas pipes