Hurricane Ida Power Grid Failure Forces Reckoning Over Entergy’s Monopoly

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Hurricane Ida knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, exposing the fragility of the state’s power grid. It also showed just how resistant Entergy, the state’s largest energy provider has been to making necessary improvements for the future. NBC News’ Jon Schuppe explains how there is not more oversight for such a critical utility. 

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