News Wins Award for Investigating Deadly Home Explosions Linked to Atmos Gas Lines

A team of journalists from The Dallas Morning News has won one of the most prestigious national awards for business reporting for an investigation into Atmos Energy and a series of deadly natural- gas explosions in North Texas homes.The series, titled "Time Bomb: How Atmos Energy's Natural Gas Keeps Blowing Up Texas Homes," received a Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism in the local category.Cary Aspinwall accepted the award Thursday in New York City on behalf of her co-authors Holly K. Hacker and Allan James Vestal."'Time Bomb' is the kind of public service journalism communities depend on — deeply researched, illuminating and extremely important, given that lives are at stake," said Mike Wilson, editor of The News. "We were honored to do the work and we're pleased that it has been recognized.""Time Bomb" competed with three other finalists for the award: investigative pieces from the Los Angeles Times, the Tampa Bay Times and a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times.  Continue reading...

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