Coakley Supports Increased Storm Communication Bill

Attorney General Martha Coakley is supporting a bill in the State House that would require utility companies to increase their storm communications and tree maintenance programs.

Coakley also wants legislation to address repaying customers who lost power.

"Monies that are level on the utilities for lack of preparedness should go back to ratepayers," Coakley said.

Coakley adds utility companies must also be in better contact with local emergency officials when there's a major power outage because it affects clean up.

Coakley says these updates to the law are common sense.

This program aired on January 13, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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