On September 14, the Merrimack Valley faced an unprecedented tragedy - a series of “Armageddon-like” gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured ten others, and ignited fires in about 40 homes displacing many more.
Climate advocates have been warning about the dangers of natural gas for years, and while this explosion is tragic, it was not unforeseeable. We hereby call for Governor Baker--who has previously pushed for the public to subsidize massive new gas infrastructure expansions--to immediately issue a freeze on all new natural gas construction in the state until after thorough investigations both of what happened in this situation and of the many vulnerabilities in our existing system are completed.
We also call on Governor Baker to express his immediate and unconditional support for National Grid to end the lock-out of the USW Local 12003 union so that these skilled workers can return to the important task of cleaning up the tens of thousands of existing leaks in our state’s natural gas infrastructure.”1,154 signatures
I demand that Governor Baker halt all new gas infrastructure projects, until:
1) A thorough investigation into what happened at the tragedy in the Merrimack Valley is completed,
2) An investigation into the vulnerabilities of the existing gas infrastructure projects is completed.
I also call on Governor Baker to express his immediate and unconditional support for National Grid to end its lockout of gas workers union USW 12003.
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Tell Governor Baker: Don't Bill Us for New Pipelines
Sign our petition to tell Governor Baker that you oppose his plan to make electricity customers pay for new gas pipelines!1,286 signatures
Dear Governor Baker:
Your Department of Public Utilities has moved forward with a proposal to pay for new gas pipelines by adding a charge to our monthly electricity bills. But ratepayers should not be saddled with costs that have always been borne by gas companies in the past.
PLUS: Attorney General Healey’s recently released study shows that we don’t even need new pipelines! By investing in clean energy and energy efficiency, we can ensure reliability while keeping costs down and meeting the state’s mandated goals for reducing climate pollution.
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Fill out the form below to tell the Department of Public Utilities that Massachusetts ratepayers don't want to pay for new fracked gas pipelines! Add a personalized note, if you want -- customized letters have a greater impact! Your message will be delivered to the DPU before the comment period deadline on June 15.
Note: because the filing deadline has now passed, we are no longer accepting comments. For now, you can help us stop the gas tariff by making a call to Governor Baker -- just follow the instructions here!Submit your comment to the DPU