A coalition of DC-based organizations wrote to Mayor Muriel Bowser asking her not to allow the Department of General Services to construct a new DC Archives building that burns fossil fuels, violating the climate commitments to which she has committed DC.
Beyond Gas DC’s videos calling on the DC Council to pass the Healthy Homes Act will run on social media, streaming services, and various websites.
DC Council must hold Public Service Commission accountable for $4.5 billion methane pipeline program
Beyond Gas DC called on the DC Council to hold a hearing on DC utility regulators’ repeated rubber stamping of fossil fuel pipeline spending plans.
More than 30 DC-based organizations signed a statement of support for the Healthy Homes Act and called on the DC Council to pass the bill into law.
Beyond Gas is conducting a new citizen science investigation of emissions from gas stoves in DC and Suburban Maryland. We are looking for people interested in having our researchers test the air in their kitchens for pollutants while their gas stove is in use.
Residents, Advocates to D.C. Council: Prioritize Affordability, Public Health by Passing Healthy Homes Act
The day after a DC Council hearing in which 80 residents testified in support of the Healthy Homes Act and no witnesses testified in opposition, 29 public health, interfaith, environmental justice, and climate organizations sent a letter to the DC Council calling for passage and full funding of the legislation.
Neighborhood researchers found nearly 400 active methane gas leaks in gas utility access caps on DC’s streets and sidewalks. Over a year, volunteers from DC’s environmental and faith communities tested for leaks using an industry-grade methane detector, finding more than a dozen at concentrations at which an explosion is possible.