Want to learn more about the problem with gas pipelines? Come hear two local experts discuss the importance of this issue from two different directions. BU Professor and Environmental Lawyer, Dr. Nathan Phillips, and climate outreach director of the Acadia Center, Dr. Tyler Soleau at the Thomas Crane Public Library on June 20.
Dr. Phillips's research starts with leaking small pipes and their links to the large infrastructure. Dr. Soleau will bring a higher-level perspective and discuss the big energy future issues facing Massachusetts, especially the pipeline and compressor station projects affecting 55 cities and towns, including greater Boston. There will also be some discussion about alternatives to these gas projects.
Nathan Phillips is an ecologist & Professor in the Boston University Department of Earth & Environment. He led the first study of its kind to map over 3,000 gas leaks in Boston. Dr. Phillips holds a PhD from Duke University and a BS in Physics from California State University, Sacramento. Tyler Soleau is the Outreach Director at Acadia Center, raising awareness, building networks, and advancing clean energy programs throughout the Northeast. Previously, he worked as the Staff Director and Counsel for the Massachusetts House Committee on Climate Change. Tyler holds a JD from Vermont Law School and a BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Hamilton College.
Quincy Climate Action Network (QCAN) and FRRACS will be hosting the event.