Time to Bury the District's Power Lines?

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Mayor Vincent Gray
Mayor Vincent Gray

Unless you're only now returning from vacation (from another continent) you know someone who's lost a tree, thrown out everything in their refrigerator or spent the weekend at a hotel. Or all of the above.

With the exception of most of Georgetown, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area has been hit with triple digit temperatures while struggling to recover from "The 2012 Derecho."

Monday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said what alot of us have been thinking, according to WJLA.com, "he lashed out at Pepco ... saying that it might be time to revisit the idea of burying power lines in the District. More than 40,000 Pepco customers remain without power and some may wait for several more days."

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Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.

I agree with the Mayor - we need to go underground with power.


Of course, but at what cost? And who will pay? And due to our system of progressive taxation, half of the population will pay for the full system. I have herd cost estimates of one million per mile but it may be more in an urban environment. Perhaps much more. How many miles? Inwould expect electric bills to more than double.