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Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...
The Hartford CourantU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney urged the state's utility regulator Monday to dock Connecticut Light & Power most of the $414 million in storm costs it wants to recover from ratepayers. "In what other line of business would a company...
Jill Sorensen's basement flooded after a winter storm knocked out her power, then again in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. What stopped another encore performance during last year's derecho? She'd installed a sump pump that uses her home's water pressure to...
No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there. Meetings were organized. Baltimore...
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication. In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickIt's been almost exactly a year since Hurricane Irene tortured 1.3 million Pennsylvanians by knocking out their power. Most people had their lights back on within three or four days, but some waited nearly two weeks. If you were among......
Watchdog with Paul MuschickMany people were steamed at their electric company after sitting in the cold and dark for days following Hurricane Sandy. Many of them unfortunately had the same experience last year when Hurricane Irene blew through, and again when a freak......
Four heat-related deaths were reported to state health officials on Independence Day, three of them in Baltimore, bringing the death toll from the recent stretch of heat and storms to 11. Two men over age 65 and one man between the ages of 45 and 65 died...
Local electric company officials were patting themselves on the back last week at a hearing in Harrisburg to review how the utilities performed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Unlike many of you, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission...
Jack and Betty Scrivener of Stoneleigh lost power last August thanks to Hurricane Irene. They lost it again when storms pummeled the region June 30 — and after one very long, very hot week, the elderly couple still hadn't gotten it back. They don'...
The Hartford CourantSandy hit Madison and several other Connecticut towns Monday with hurricane-force gusts, causing undetermined damage, but it would have cost homeowners across the state thousands of dollars each if it actually sustained those winds. Insurers that once...
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