MD Gov.: State Should Investigate Pepco's Handling Of Power Outages | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

MD Gov.: State Should Investigate Pepco's Handling Of Power Outages

Play associated audio

By Greg Peppers

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on state regulators to look into Pepco's handling of power outages that affected 300,000 customers last month.

Gov. O'Malley has sent a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission requesting an investigation of Pepco's response to last month's outages.

In the letter, O'Malley points out that a violent thunderstorm on July 25th caused outages that lasted up to five days for some Pepco customers. He says outages of that length cause economic hardships for both residential and commercial customers.

The commission says it will respond to the governor's request and Pepco says the company is looking forward to working with the governor and the commission to improve reliability.

NPR

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Frequently Banned

It's Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
NPR

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.