Massachusetts - H2683 - 2017

Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas.

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Added On: 03-10-2017
Updated On: 10-26-2017
Status: Introduced
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Actions (3)

  • 01-23-2017 - Referred to the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
  • 01-23-2017 - Senate concurred
  • 10-19-2017 - Hearing scheduled for 10/26/2017 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-2

Sponsors (81)

News (5)

Nonprofits, pols, utility companies work to plug Cambridge's 250-plus gas leaks - Wicked Local Cambridge
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:40:10 GMT

Audrey Schulman, president of Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), said a recent study by Harvard and Boston universities showed about 2.7 percent of the gas that was supposed to reach consumers in Massachusetts escaped into the atmosphere through leaks ...

Selectmen support bill that would stop people paying for leaking gas - Wareham Week
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 02:27:51 GMT

Chair Peter Teitelbaum will join other Massachusetts towns in writing a letter to the state house on behalf of the Board of Selectmen in support of the bills, H. 2683/S. 1845, to stop companies from charging for wasted gas. According to the original ...

Medford residents hope to pass state bill requiring utility companies to pay for gas leaks - Wicked Local Medford
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:10:43 GMT

That's why members of 350 Massachusetts' Mystic Valley branch have been working to raise awareness about gas leaks and pass a state bill sponsored by Rep. Christine Barber that would force utility companies to pay for the leaks, hopefully incentivizing ...

Mothers Out Front Take On Gas Leaks in Newton -
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Mon, 15 May 2017 19:48:10 GMT

There's a network of Mother's Out Front across the country and a number of them in Massachusetts were out in force Saturday campaigning to fix gas leaks in the state. Newton has more than 400 methane gas leaks from aging, underground pipes. Gas leaks ...

Activists, elected officials and utilities tackle gas leaks - Wicked Local Somerville
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Thu, 25 May 2017 04:19:43 GMT

Massachusetts consumers pay for wasted, harmful methane gas that leaks from pipes beneath the streets. The amount of gas seeping out in Greater Boston alone could ... State Rep. Christine Barber, D-Somerville, lead sponsor of the gas leaks legislation ...