"New York's Governor Cuomo Blasts Utilities for Sandy Outages"

"Damage from Superstorm Sandy to the electricity system in the U.S. Northeast exposed deep flaws in the structure and regulation of power utilities that will require a complete redesign, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday."

"But at least some members of one utility oversight panel later fired back, saying it was the governor who should take responsibility.

'We're going to have to look at a ground-up redesign,' Cuomo said while criticizing the utilities he called virtual monopolies run by nameless and faceless bureaucrats."
 
Scott DiSavino, Daniel Trotta, and Cezary Podkul report for Reuters November 8, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Hurricane Sandy Utility Outages May Be Worsened By Underinvestment, Lack Of Planning" (Huffington Post)

"New York Hurricane Damage Could Cost $33 Billion, Says Governor Cuomo" (AP)

"Nor'easter Worsens Power Outage Woes On Long Island" (Huffington Post)

"New York’s Ongoing Blackout: Hospitals in Lower Manhattan" (ProPublica)

"PSC: MD Utilities Companies Can No Longer Bill 24 Hours After Outage" (Parkville-Overlea Patch)
 

Source: Reuters, 11/09/2012