AGENDA: Common Goals, Uncommon Partners

Seeking Solutions to Methane Emissions

Volunteer Researcher from LVL Study with Utility Truck in Background


Leith Sharp, Harvard University, Center for Health and the Global Environment


  • Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Associate Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church
  • Jessica Garrett, Mothers Out Front

Context: History, problem, and search for solutions

  • Gas leaks infrastructure history, condition: Steven Bryant, Columbia Gas & Audrey Schulman, HEET
  • Gas leaks legislation and regulation: Representative Lori Ehrlich
  • New research on high volume leaks: Dr. Margaret Cherne-Hendrick
  • Our unusual coalition: William Akley, Eversource & Zeyneb Magavi, Mothers Out Front

The Study: Purpose and process

  • Purpose: Marcy Reed, National Grid & Debbie New, Mothers Out Front
  • Process and methods of identifying leaks and measuring methane: Audrey Schulman

> Coffee Break with poster session and display of technologies in lobby

Panel: Results, Implementation and Impact
Moderator: Jason Jay, MIT Sloan School, Sustainability Initiative

Panelists: John Stavrakas of National Grid, Kevin Kelley of Eversource, Dan Cote of NiSource, and Zeyneb Magavi, Research Lead.

(Questions and Discussion follow Research Results)

Closing of Morning Session

  • Attorney General Maura Healey
  • Anna Albright, Youth speaker