Obama proposes to designate linemen as first responders

05/13/2013 | Smart Grid News · CNN

President Barack Obama has again proposed giving utility linemen the status as first responders in power emergencies in response to the damage after Hurricane Sandy and other big storms. Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, told CNN, "The president came onto one of those calls before the hurricane hit in New York and New Jersey and made a strong call to make electricity a first responder issue."

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