Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm. Online or In-Person (Room 204, Newton City Hall).

Join Newton climate action allies at the next Newton City Council Public Facilities Committee Meeting, when councilors will be discussing applications from National Grid for two gas pipeline replacement projects. Show City Councilors there is public support for their leadership for a future without gas.

We applaud Newton City Councilor Alison Leary’s testimony at the recent Department of Public Utilities hearing — that “we cannot in good conscience approve any new grants of location for new gas pipes (except in urgent situations).” She calls for the Commonwealth to update its program for gas system management.

We need to stop National Grid from spending millions of ratepayer dollars on replacing gas pipelines while leaving major leaks elsewhere in Newton unaddressed. We have provided city councilors with evidence that fixing the leaks is more cost effective for ratepayers than pipe replacement. And, it doesn’t lock us into using gas long after the system is obsolete. We want National Grid to #FixTheBigLeaks and plan for a future without gas. We support a a triage and transition approach to reduce the hazards, pollution and waste of gas and promote efficiencies, electrification and decarbonization.

Attend by Zoom or in person (Room 204, Newton City Hall).

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can send an email to the Public Facilities Chair Alison Leary at before Wednesday.