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Reject the Exelon-Pepco merger

Reject the Exelon-Pepco merger

Woefully inadequate. Harmful to Maryland consumers. Not in the public interest. These phrases were in no short supply as Maryland's Public Service Commission concluded its last round of hearings on the proposed merger between national utility behemoth, Exelon Corporation, and Maryland's local utility company, Pepco. The commission's five-day marathon of oral arguments ended with unanimous opposition to the merger coming from every state actor involved in these proceedings, including the commission's own staff. Opponents to the merger now include Maryland's attorney general, the Maryland Energy Administration, the Office of People's Council, the Public...