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Leggett: Pepco Needs To Be More Proactive About Tree Trimming

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett says Pepco should have taken the unpopular step of aggressively trimming trees around its power lines to prevent the kind of outages the area has seen in the last week.

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Pepco Lobbyists Visited D.C. Officials Almost 100 Times In 2011

D.C. officials may be taking this most recent swath of power outage as an opportunity to beat up on Pepco, but in reality, the utility has spent a lot of money and political capital on close relationships with District lawmakers. 

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Mayor Gray On Pepco: 'We Need A Game Changer'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray added his to the cacophany of voices calling for Pepco to do a better job with power outages. He even floated the idea of burying power lines underground.

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Montgomery County Exec Derides Pepco After Storm

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is blasting Pepco's timeline to restore service to customers.

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Utility Companies Expect Nearly A Week For Full Restoration

Pepco, Dominion and BGE say it could take nearly a week for restoration to be completed.

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Ahead Of Alaska Drilling, Shell Practices Cleaning Up

Royal Dutch Shell could drill several exploratory oil wells into the waters off the north shore of Alaska this summer. The potential prize is huge, but so is the risk, should there be an oil spill in the pristine and remote region. So Shell is recruiting locals and training them to confront oil in icy waters.
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Pepco Defends Service, Emphasizes Safety

With the summer storm season upon us, Pepco is emphasizing safety to its many Maryland customers, something the utility has been working to improve on their end.

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No Energy Tax Relief In Sight In Montgomery County

A gloomy fiscal outlook in Montgomery County next year makes it appear to some on the county council that the county's energy tax is unlikely to be rolled back as originally planned.

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Virginia Republicans Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia House Republicans continue to try to pressure the Obama Administration to open up Virginia's coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

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