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Public Service Commission orders power utilities to improve

Electric utilities will be ordered to improve their distribution systems to make them more reliable after last summer’s derecho storm when nearly 1 million customers lost power, but the Maryland Public Service Commission said Wednesday that it would not impose ...

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Federal regulators criticize Verizon’s response to derecho

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have issued a sharply critical report on phone problems that followed a severe wind storm in the Washington-metro area last year. The Federal Communications Commission says even now, it remains concerned about the maintenance and repair ...

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Glendening discusses superstorm, climate change

LAUREL— Superstorm Sandy and this summer’s derecho that knocked out power to many Marylanders are prompting a resurgence in discussions about global climate change, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening said Thursday. The former Democratic governor and president of the Smart ...

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O’Malley releases report on electricity system

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has released a report on how to improve Maryland’s electricity distribution system. A task force report released Wednesday contains 11 recommendations to help the state’s electricity system hold up better against storms. It includes ...

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