Boston City Council passes gas leak ordinance!

The Boston City Council passed our Gas Leak Ordinance on Wednesday December 14 by a vote of 12 to 1. (The holdout: Frank Baker.)

Thank you for supporting this multi-year, multi-organization campaign. Let’s celebrate — and call our city councilors to thank them. 617-635-3040 is the City Council number.

You can see a summary of the ordinance here. It will:

  • Speed up gas leak repairs.
  • Improve coordination between the City and National Grid.
  • Require National Grid to give the City more info about leaks and pipes.
  • Make sure leaks are repaired and pipes replaced correctly.
  • Increase safety for gas workers and the public.
  • Require contractors to follow the Boston Resident Jobs Policy.