Gas Leaks Amendment Passes House

More news today in the realm of politics. An energy bill that includes an amendment that would speed up the repair of gas leaks throughout the state, passed in the House today.

"Utilities were previously not required to fix leaks that didn’t pose a risk of explosion, but environmentalists and lawmakers have raised concerns about the leaks’ impact on climate change. The amendment also requires the utilities to study that impact, and fix those leaks within 5 years.

The Northeast Gas Association is against the amendment, and has said Massachusetts utilities are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to replace leak-prone pipes.

The larger energy bill now goes to the Senate for consideration." - WGBH News

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