Letters: Sep. 15, 2003

Blackout: Can It Happen Again?

Now that the Northeastern U.S. has suffered the largest power outage in history [COVER STORY, Aug. 25] and the economy has lost billions of dollars through idled offices and factories, spoiled food and interrupted travel, maybe President Bush and the Republican congressional leadership would like to tell us how the glorious "free market" is going to prevent further catastrophic blackouts. Maybe Dick Cheney's ultrasecret energy task force has that information in its notes, which the Vice President adamantly refuses to share with his employers, the American people. STEPHEN KRIZ Maple Grove, Minn.

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