Curious about gas (leaks)? Our colleagues in Weston invite you to join them for a discussion about fixing large volume leaks and transitioning away from fossil fuels.

The Gas Forum: Triage & Transition will be hosted by the Weston Town Manager, Leon Gaumond, and will feature Rep Lori Ehrlich as well as other local experts on gas infrastructure challenges and solutions.

When: Thursday, October 24, 7- 9 PM

Where: Amy Potter Center, Weston Middle School, 456 Wellesley Street, Weston MA

Natural gas is 95% methane, which is 86 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over the first 20 years in the atmosphere. Over-dependence on natural gas as a “bridge fuel” is impacting Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions targets. Gas infrastructure in MA is the second oldest in the country. Limited ongoing maintenance has led to an increasing number of leaks, which are not only a health and safety hazard in our communities, but also impacting the health of our planet.

During this panel discussion, local experts will share their insights and experience in addressing both short and longer term issues with natural gas, outlining the impact on our communities and providing solutions for a way forward.

Speakers:

State Rep. Lori Ehrlich, 8th Essex

State Rep. Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk

Dr Nathan Phillips, BU School of Earth & Environment

Bob Ackley, Gas Safety Inc.

Dr Brita Lundberg, MD

Ania Carmargo, Mothers Out Front

Zeyneb Magavi, HEET

The event will be hosted by Leon Gaumond, Town of Weston Manager, who will share the results of a recent independent gas infrastructure audit in Weston.

This event is free. Individuals can register at Eventbrite
http://bit.ly/GasForum-eventbrite

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