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A lush tree canopy shapes the face of the Washington region. But beautiful trees can also make life difficult — just ask the thousands of people who lost power this summer. We explore how trees and other pieces of our natural landscape interact with public infrastructure.
- Thomas Graham President, Pepco
- Gabe Klein Director, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
- Mark Buscaino Executive Director, Casey Trees
Pepco President Thomas Graham responds to recent criticism that the company has been slow to repair widespread regional power outages due to tree damage caused by a series of strong summer storms. Graham discusses the scale of the damage, describes the processes Pepco uses for repairs, and disputes a caller’s comment that the company has “used trees as a scapegoat” this summer:
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