Stricter Standards Eyed for Electric Utilities The Federal Regulatory Commission considers creating tougher, mandatory standards for electric utility companies. Currently, such standards are voluntary and vary from state to state. Many argue a lack of uniform requirements contributed to last August's massive blackout in the United States and Canada. NPR's Janet Babin reports.
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Stricter Standards Eyed for Electric Utilities

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Stricter Standards Eyed for Electric Utilities

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The Federal Regulatory Commission considers creating tougher, mandatory standards for electric utility companies. Currently, such standards are voluntary and vary from state to state. Many argue a lack of uniform requirements contributed to last August's massive blackout in the United States and Canada. NPR's Janet Babin reports.