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TAKE ACTION on Tuesday, October 30!
Tell Gov. Baker and the Department of Public Utilities to

Sustainable Wellesley wants to make sure you know about important actions taking place tomorrow to call on Governor Baker and his Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to protect public safety from dangerous gas infrastructure.

The gas pipes under our streets are leaking and neglected—putting us in danger, costing us money, harming our health, and damaging our climate.

Our government is failing to ensure our safety. Gov. Baker has appointed commissioners to head the the DPU— the state agency that regulates and oversees utilities—who are not doing their job. We need to hold Gov. Baker and his DPU accountable.

We need inspectors: Utilities have operating and maintenance plans that are not being followed, risking our safety.

We need action: Governor Baker and his DPU need to pressure National Grid to end the lockout of union workers and fine the company for documented safety violations.

We need regulations: Gas leaks laws from 2014 and 2016 are not being enforced, leaving the largest leaks to spew gas 24/7 for years.

We need a Department of Public Utilities focused on PUBLIC safety. Where are you, Governor Baker?


  1. HELP FILL THE ROOM ON OCTOBER 30 at Boston’s Gas Safety Hearing at 11 am at Boston City Hall.
  2. JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTORM ON OCTOBER 30, 11 am to 2 pm, targeting Gov. Baker’s Department of Public Utilities.

To get the most attention, we’ll all send our messages from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, October 30, using the hashtag: #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU.


THEN POST AND TWEET ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, between 11 am and 2 pm. You can post on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

  • Sample posts are below. Ask followers and friends to share, retweet, and resend your post.

  • ONLY post on October 30, not before.

  • EVERY TWEET AND POST SHOULD INCLUDE: @massgovernor #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU and @SustWellesley.

  • On FACEBOOK, make your post “Public” so others can share it. Use the drop-down menu directly to the left of the Post button.


Joining @SustWellesley to ask, are ALL these leaks safe @MassGovernor? #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @Heet_MA #mapoli https://www.wellesleyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10383/Gas-Leaks-reported-by-National-Grid-as-of-2017-and-leak-data-from-2017-independent-study?bidId=

Join @SustWellesley and me in asking @MassGovernor & his Department of PUBLIC Utilities to #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU and act on Gas Leak Laws! Please RT in support! #mapoli @loriehrlich

Our safety is on the line. #MVGasFires should never happen again. @MassGovernor #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU. Protect our communities from gas explosions & climate change. @SustWellesley

Has @MassGovernor put the fox in charge of the henhouse? Where is our #departmentofPUBLICutilities? #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @SustWellesley

#BakersDPU – Please do safety inspections and enact regulations. We need your help! #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @MassGovernor @SustWellesley

#BakersDPU – Your middle name is PUBLIC. Please stop working for the utilities and start working for us. #ProtectPublicSafetyDPU @MassGovernor @SustWellesley


You are invited to a Fall Fundraising Party for Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN). Please come for an evening of live music, food, and wine, to celebrate MCAN’s important work supporting state and local action on climate change. MCAN will also be recognizing newly elected climate champions who will be heading to the State House in January.

As a member of MCAN, Sustainable Wellesley has participated this year in MCAN’s effort to connect clean energy advocates in the 52 towns in Massachusetts whose electricity comes from municipal light plants — including Wellesley! Sustainable Wellesley members have attended in MCAN’s summit meetings, webinars, and roundtables, learning from energy experts and sharing experiences with folks across Massachusetts. We hope you will join us in supporting MCAN at this fun and festive evening!

All the Details are below:

MCAN Fall Fundraising Party

Saturday, November 17th, 6:30 pm

Home of Lise Olney & Tim Fulham, 15 Windsor Road, Wellesley

RSVP: https://www.massclimateaction.org/nov18fundraiser

If you aren’t able to attend, we hope you will consider making a donation to support MCAN.