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US demands quick privatization of Puerto Rico power agency


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal lawmakers demanded Wednesday that Puerto Rico quickly privatize its bankrupt power company in a bid to end its turmoil and allow others to provide stable electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Frustration grew as consultants and local and federal officials testified during a hearing on the management crisis at Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority held by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington.

Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska urged the Department of Energy to set a timeline on how long it would take to privatize the...

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