Many questions but few answers in congressional hearing on Maui’s wildfire and electric provider
By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press | Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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From left, Shelee Kimura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Electric, Mark Glick, Chief Energy Officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, and Leodoloff Asuncion, Jr., Chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, are sworn in as they appear before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Lawmakers probing the cause of last month’s deadly Maui wildfire did not get many answers during Thursday’s congressional hearing on the role the electrical grid played in the disaster.