We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
Last week, public utility regulators in D.C. rejected the proposed acquisition of one of the region’s electric utilities, Pepco, by the energy company Exelon. Several of the city’s critical players in this discussion have declared opposition to a revised version of the deal – and it’s possible the companies will walk away from the merger altogether. Kojo chats with Tommy Wells, the director of D.C.’s Department of Energy and the Environment, about what’s at stake now and whether the deal is still tenable.
- Tommy Wells Director, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment
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