Merrimack Valley Gas Pipeline Contractors Lacked Necessary Replacement Info, Says NTSB

A series of natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three Massachusetts communities in September killing one man and damaging 131 structures may have been caused by gaps in construction work orders for the old system that were prepared by NiSource Inc. subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Read More

GOP Senators Urge EPA to Clarify CWA, Rein in State 'Abuses'

Five Republican senators have urged Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to review an Obama-era "handbook" that covers Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, and to work with other federal agencies to determine whether new guidance or regulations are needed to clarify the law. Read More