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Blackout Heats Up Energy Policy Debate

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Blackout Heats Up Energy Policy Debate

Blackout Heats Up Energy Policy Debate

Blackout Heats Up Energy Policy Debate

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In normal times, the electricity grid isn't the sort of subject that sets the hearts of politicians racing. But after last week's massive blackout, Washington can expect heated debates about what to do about the nation's transmission system and how to prevent future outages. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.