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It’s with sadness and frustration that SAFE, a member of the Gas Leaks Allies, a broad coalition of more than 20 organizations and researchers, heard the news this morning about the gas leak and resulting evacuation in the Lawrence. Based on our recent report, Rolling the Dice, along with the finding of uncapped distribution pipes in areas where gas … Continue reading Lawrence–Gas System Failure–AGAIN
Presented by Rep. Paul Tucker "As part of SAFE’s (Salem Alliance for the Environment’s) work to protect the health and efficient use of resources in Salem they have been advocating, researching and pushing for understanding, accurate reporting, and repair of natural gas leaks throughout Salem. While preservation often focuses on the visible – and what … Continue reading SAFE Wins Historic Salem Inc. Award
None of us should be living in homes with leaking natural gas/methane that causes asthma and COPD. But some of us do. Usually we’ll smell the gas, but sometimes we become so accustomed to the odor (turning on a gas stove) that we begin to ignore it. Don’t. Compound the known presence of leaking gas … Continue reading Indoor Air Quality-Methane in Our Houses?
SAFE Public Forum, November 28, 2017 How many dangerous gas leaks lurk under the streets of Salem, MA, is a question of debate. But SAFE knows that there are many gas leaks and we’re concerned because 95% of gas is methane—a potent force in climate change. Additionally, methane leaks kill trees, are potentially explosive, hurt … Continue reading The Hidden Costs of Salem’s Gas Leaks
The Salem News reminds residents to keep the pressure on the utilities to repair gas leaks. National Grid reports 62 leaks in Salem; SAFE in its own survey identified at least 232 leaks. That data will be reviewed tonight, November 28, at "The Hidden Cost of Gas Leaks" forum, at the Salem State Enterprise Center. … Continue reading Salem News: Repair Leaks the Gas Leaks
Dustin Luca of the Salem News "gets" the significance of all of the gas leaks in Salem--anywhere from 232 to more than 1,000. Learn why there is such a wide discrepancy between SAFE's data and the official count of leaks from National Grid. SALEM — Environmental advocates have been working for months to spotlight slow-flowing … Continue reading Salem News: SAFE Gas Leaks Forum 11.28.17
Salem Gazette features a story by William Dowd on the upcoming Nov. 28th gas leaks forum: A Salem Alliance for the Environment public forum aims to, in part, raise the public’s conscience about an epidemic of leaky pipes spewing out natural gas across the city. “The Hidden Cost of Salem’s Gas Leaks” is the name … Continue reading SAFE Sponsored Gas Leaks Forum Nov. 28
SAFE has been collaborating with 350MA and is happy to express support for this year's legislative agenda. This year's priorities are renewable energy, improving infrastructure to stop methane gas leaks, and stopping the expansion of gas pipelines that will carry fracked gas to coastal communities for export: Stop the Pipeline Tax ✧ Oppose any legislative … Continue reading 350 MA Releases 2017-18 Legislative Agenda
Salem, September 19, 2017--Last week I was pleased that the #SalemMA City Council voted to endorse the resolution below expressing our shared support for the Consumer Cost Protection Bill, which is aimed at incentivizing utility companies to make repairs to leaking natural gas pipelines. I want to also thank SAFE - Salem Alliance for the … Continue reading Mayor Driscoll Reflects on SAFE Gas Leaks Project and Council Resolution