US questions why power not fully restored in Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal legislators grilled U.S. and Puerto Rico officials on Tuesday on why power has not been fully restored to the island nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria, and as a new storm season looms.

Lawmakers at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources also questioned why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was pulling out of Puerto Rico next week.

"Tens of thousands of Americans there are still in the dark. The threat to their health and wellbeing is real," said Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. "If 20,000 Texans or Floridians were without po...

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