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Task Force Calls for Stricter Rules for Utilities

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Task Force Calls for Stricter Rules for Utilities

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Task Force Calls for Stricter Rules for Utilities

Task Force Calls for Stricter Rules for Utilities

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A joint U.S.-Canadian task force concludes last August's power outage — which left millions in both countries without electricity — was entirely preventable. The task force urges lawmakers to pass stricter standards for electrical reliability. But on Capitol Hill, disagreement over a GOP-backed energy bill complicates efforts to enact the recommendations. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.