On September 13th, gas explosions ripped across Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, setting dozens of homes ablaze, injuring more than 20, and killing one. Nearly two months later and with winter temperatures setting in, residents are still picking up the pieces. Thousands are still without gas, unable to heat their homes. The responsible companies, Columbia Gas and NiSource, have been slow to restore service and evasive in providing answers about what happened and how to prevent another disaster.
On November 26th, the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, led by Senator Edward J. Markey, will be holding a field hearing in Lawrence, Massachusetts to demand answers for the affected communities and hold those responsible to account, and he wants to hear from you.
Senator Markey wishes to share the stories of impacted residents at the field hearing. If you were affected by September 13th’s gas fires and explosions and want to have your story shared at the November 26th Senate hearing, please submit it in the form below. If you would additionally like to include any photos, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need any assistance, visit https://www.wearelawrence.org
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation