New technique for fixing gas leaks weakens argument for new pipelines

A recent Boston Globe article uncovers an exciting technique that vastly reduces the costs and disruption caused by fixing leaky underground gas pipelines. Little change to the street over the pipeline is required. The article did not point out the obvious conclusion, however, that Massachusetts could fix many more leaks quickly and reduce the demand for new gas pipelines. Two letters by Andy Oram and Rabbi Katy Allen, both JCAN leaders, filled the gap.