The D.C. Council is considering requiring Pepco to bury more power lines in the District, according to the Associated Press.
After strong storms blew across the region June 29 leaving many without electricity for days, lawmakers are again talking about the possibility of burying power lines. Proponents say it would help reduce outages but while Pepco has said it's willing to look into the idea, the utility also says it would be very expensive.
Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh is proposing creating a commission that would identify parts of the city where lines could be buried. Her measure would pay for burying lines by levying a four percent assessment on electric bills in the city.
A separate bill from Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans would require Pepco to come up with a feasibility plan by year's end.