September 14, 2018

MassLive: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 'The spotlight's on Columbia' after 1 killed, thousands displaced in Lawrence, North Andover, Andover fires and explosions

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on Friday morning called for answers and transparency from Columbia Gas after explosions and fires on Thursday killed one man and injured 25 others.  

Warren said while the immediate problem is residents being moved out of their homes in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, officials need to look at the long term.

"The spotlight is on Columbia," Warren said to reporters Friday morning. "I want to make sure that spotlight stays on them when the emergency, the immediate threat is gone, but people are still struggling to get in their homes. If you don't have hot water, if you can't cook, it starts to get cold and you still don't have gas, that's the real problem."

Read the full story on the MassLive website here.

By:  Melissa Hanson
Source: MassLive