Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
NiSource
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NI)
Headquartered in: 
Indiana
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
energy generation
Penalty total since 2000: 
$732,395,936
Number of records: 
17
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$666,074,7418
consumer-protection-related offenses$64,900,0002
employment-related offenses$1,407,1956
safety-related offenses$14,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$666,074,7418
consumer protection violation$64,900,0002
employment discrimination$1,000,0001
labor relations violation$407,1955
workplace safety or health violation$14,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Bay State Gas Company dba Columbia Gas of Massachusetts consumer protection violation 2013 MA-AG $8,900,000
NiSource Inc. et al. consumer protection violation 2020 MA-AG $56,000,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation employment discrimination 2019 OFCCP $1,000,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. environmental violation 2011 EPA $613,000,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. environmental violation 2011 IN-AG (*) $13,000,000
Bay State Gas Company, d/b/a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts environmental violation 2020 USAO $53,030,116
NIPSCO environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $3,500,000
NIPSCO environmental violation 2010 IN-ENV $15,625
NIPSCO environmental violation 2009 IN-ENV $8,750
NIPSCO environmental violation 2002 IN-ENV $14,000
NIPSCO environmental violation 2001 IN-ENV $6,250
Bay State Gas Company labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $12,000
NIPSCO labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $75,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Company labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $262,616
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,579
Northern Indiana Public Service Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $50,000
NIPSCO R. M. SCHAFFER GENERATING PLANT workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $14,000
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