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default Understanding the Impact of Natural Gas Leaks on Public Safety, the Environment and Your Wallet Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 971 downloads

From the Conservation Law Foundation:  Massachusetts’ antiquated natural gas distribution system ... is among the oldest in the country, as much as 157 years old in some places. Nearly one-third of the 21,000 miles of natural gas pipes running under the state’s cities, suburbs and rolling hills is outdated, and considered “leak-prone.” ... gas companies charge their customers for the lost gas, meaning that Massachusetts businesses and residents are paying tens of millions of dollars every year for gas they never receive ...