Environmental Firm Wants Massachusetts Utilities to Take a Lesson From Texas Outages | Conservation Law Foundation

Environmental Firm Wants Massachusetts Utilities to Take a Lesson From Texas Outages

Eve Zuckoff, WCAI

In the wake of the Texas energy crisis, local environmentalists warn that higher temperatures, rising seas, and more intense storms are threatening the safety and reliability of Massachusetts’ power grid and other utilities.

The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation has filed a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities— which oversees private, investor-owned companies like Eversource and National Grid— to assure the readiness of these critical systems. The petition asks the state to require water, gas, and electric companies to demonstrate that they’re considering the effects of climate change and extreme weather on their infrastructure.

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