Gas Leaks In Town & Route 9 Improvements

Image from Sierra Club

Image from Sierra Club

Do you ever catch a whiff of natural gas on your daily rounds in Wellesley? Last year, the non-profit group HEET ( used newly available data from National Grid and Eversource to map gas leaks in the Boston area, revealing 121 leaks in Wellesley alone—and more than 3,000 in Boston. The oldest leak in Wellesley dates back to 1992. Click HERE to see a map of the leaks in Wellesley.

Want to find out more? Come hear a brief presentation by the Sustainable Energy Committee and the Natural Resources Commission to the Board of Selectmen on Monday, February 29, in the Juliani room at Town Hall at 7:00pm. At that same meeting, the NRC will also be discussing the proposal to ban plastic bags, which will be voted on at Annual Town Meeting in March. This is a public meeting—all are welcome!

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Also, please consider adding the Planning Board meeting on Monday, March 7,at 6:30 PM in the Great Hall at Town Hall to your calendar to learn more about the Route 9 Enhancement Study and Plan. As the Town moves forward with input on this big state project, many residents are weighing in to make sure that the plans include consideration for improved safety for bikes and pedestrians, better lighting, existing trees, and additional landscaping. Come hear the discussion on March 7!

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Quentin is President of Sustainable Wellesley, an advisor for and a Partner in the management consulting firm Alder Associates. He has degrees in Physics and Business and is studying for a Masters in Sustainability at Harvard University Extension School. Quentin has lived in Wellesley since 2000 and is married with two children in Wellesley pub

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