Envision Arlington Annual Town Survey
Until March 1, residents can provide feedback on voting options, parks and open space, services to veterans, and more. Take the Annual Town Survey at ArlingtonMA.gov/Survey.
Since 1991, this annual survey has collected residents' input to inform Town departments and commissions as they make important decisions. Please take time to fill out the survey online. Paper surveys are available if needed.
Town Communication Survey
Resident feedback guides the direction of Town communications. Let them know how they're doing and your preferred method for hearing from them. Take the Town Communication Survey at ArlingtonMA.gov/Connect.
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See House Bill SD3954. This legislation supports a swift, just transition off fossil fuels. Priorities include support for:
This legislation would require gas companies to:
Oil company drove some of the leading science of the era only to publicly dismiss global heating
The Guardian, Jan. 12, 2023
The oil giant Exxon privately “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” only to then spend decades publicly rubbishing such science in order to protect its core business, new research has found.
A trove of internal documents and research papers has previously established that Exxon knew of the dangers of global heating from at least the 1970s, with other oil industry bodies knowing of the risk even earlier, from around the 1950s. They forcefully and successfully mobilized against the science to stymie any action to reduce fossil fuel use.
Gas stoves are responsible for 15.4 percent of childhood asthma cases in Massachusetts, suggesting the Commonwealth could avoid more than one in seven percent childhood asthma cases by getting rid of the appliances, a new peer-reviewed study says.
The study was led by the sustainability-focused nonprofit RMI and is based on data from nine states. It comes as part of a growing body of research on the dangers associated with cooking with gas, countering the industry narrative natural gas is a “clean” fossil fuel. [Dharna Noor, Globe Staff, Jan. 5, 2023]