"This deal was bad all along and now appears politically untenable. There is a fundamental, unsolvable conflict between what Exelon wants and what D.C. needs for its citizens," said energy analyst Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. "It's time for Mayor [Muriel] Bowser to pull the plug on Exelon-Pepco once and for all so that we can move on to real solutions for affordable, reliable and clean energy."
"If you talked to me three or four years ago, anything about climate-change solutions, I'd say it's tooth and nail. But now, I'm very, very optimistic this bill is going to pass," said Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a Takoma Park-based group that focuses on global warming.