September 15, 2018

The Boston Globe: Mass. lawmakers rip Columbia Gas for ‘woefully inadequate response’ to Merrimack Valley fires, explosions

The state’s two US senators and the congressmen representing the Merrimack Valley communities rocked by gas fires and explosions Thursday have sent a letter to Columbia Gas criticizing its “woefully inadequate response” to the disaster that forced thousands of residents from their homes.  

US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Niki Tsongas of Lowell and Seth Moulton of Salem addressed the sharply worded letter Friday to Steve Bryant, president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

The Democratic lawmakers said they were “troubled by the failure of you and your leadership team to effectively communicate with customers, impacted communities local and state officials, as well as respond to inquiries from our offices over the past twenty-four hours.”

Read the full story on the Globe's website here.

By:  Danny McDonald
Source: The Boston Globe