On February 8, Newton City Council’s Public Facilities Committee voted to support the Resolution for a Future without Gas and for Clean Heat! to create a city-wide plan to equitably achieve efficiencies, reduce emissions and risks of gas infrastructure, and expedite electrification. Next step is presenting the resolution to the full Newton City Council on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:45pm.

The Resolution was initiated by The Campaign for A Future WithOut Gas (AFWOG). AFWOG was organized by members of Mothers Out Front Newton, 350Mass Newton, and Green Newton who shared a sense of urgency to achieve the safety and economic security of clean energy and to reduce the enormous cost, risk, waste and pollution of leaky gas pipelines.

AFWOG thanks Committee Chair Alison Leary for championing the Resolution and all of the councilors who voted to support it.