Blumenthal: CL&P’s Failure to Meet Sunday Deadline ‘Shreds Credibility’

(Hartford, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal released the following statement in response to the news that Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) will not meet its goal of 99% restoration of power to customers by Sunday at midnight:

“People are fed up with false reassurances that have shredded CL&P's credibility and now defy credulity.  The company's failure to adequately plan and prepare - and meet its own deadlines - has led to an historic breakdown of power and public trust.  Cascading recent failures are further evidence that a comprehensive federal investigation is urgently needed. Members of our congressional delegation are seeking such an investigation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  As I have traveled the state talking to public officials, emergency responders, homeowners, and business people, the consensus is clear: CL&P must be held accountable and fundamental changes made before the next storm strikes.”