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May 11, 2018

Puerto Rico's electric grid under scrutiny as new hurricane season looms

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The Hill – Lawmakers grilled officials Tuesday over efforts to restore power to Puerto Rico after last year's devastating hurricanes.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said lawmakers wanted to ensure that federal and island officials are doing all they can a year after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit and as a new hurricane season approaches.

“My fear is always after every disaster that the news is there for a cycle, the relief efforts are there for only a limited period of time, and then we move off to the next disaster, to the next issue, and the people who remain vulnerable feel forgotten,” Murkowski said at the hearing before her panel. “Well, we’re not going to forget the people of Puerto Rico.”

Read more at The Hill.