Month: September 2019

Trespass near a pipeline, go to prison for 6 years? It could happen in Wisconsin.

A bill that would make trespassing around oil and gas pipelines a felony, with up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines, is working its way through the Wisconsin legislature. One of the bill’s cosponsors, State Representative Jason Fields, a Democrat from Milwaukee, said the bill is aimed at preventing damage to private …

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Update – Downtown Chemainus streets reopened after Thursday gas leak

Downtown Chemainus streets were closed for several hours Thursday following a gas line leak. The area of Willow Street between the Chemainus United Church and the major business core by Misfits and the corresponding side streets were blocked from around 10:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with Chemainus Fire Department members on the scene. Businesses in …

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PSC to hear settlement proposal in Clinch County blast

HOMERVILLE — The state Public Service Commission will meet Tuesday morning to decide whether to accept a settlement agreement arising from a natural gas explosion that leveled a Homerville business and injured three women. On Aug. 17, 2018, a construction crew burying fiber optic lines hit a gas line, according to a statement from the …

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DBYD’s ‘Referral Service of the Future’ progress

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) has been developing its ‘Referral Service of the Future’ initiative, scheduled for release in 2021. The progression of DBYD’s Referral Service of the Future, a major strategic initiative, has been in action since the beginning of 2018. The aim is to develop an improved service that includes providing an integration of information …

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