Last week, three high-profile fossil fuel pipelines were handed major defeats in what many climate activists say is a turning point in their fight for clean energy.
And here in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey has asked the Administration to assess the future of the gas industry in the Commonwealth, in light of our legally binding statewide mandate of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In addition to the climate damage caused by fracked gas, there are also substantial health risks associated with it: in the water at the source of fracking, from the leaking pipelines in our communities and from the methane leaking into our homes. There are also the economic costs: According to one Applied Economics Clinic brief, the cost of replacing leaky pipes will be $17 billion. At current payment rates, it would take over 100 years to pay this back. And then there are the explosions...
There is nothing natural about fracked gas. To learn more, we encourage you to attend one of the following webinars: