The pipeline explosions in the Merrimack Valley have awoken us to the dangers related to fracked gas and the pipelines that deliver it to our homes and businesses. This analysis by David Abel, a Boston Globe environmental reporter, summarizes the dangers: health risks, ground water contamination, gas leaks near our homes and under our streets (over 15,000 in MA), greenhouse gas emissions that may exceed coal and, of course, public safety.
We must contiune to work to stop more fracked gas pipelines, and to accelerate the transformation to renewable power. Fossil fuels are a bad choice, and we do have a choice.
In the meantime, please consider a donation to help the people and businesses that have been harmed in the Merrimack Valley. Click here to donate.