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Calls for Ethics Inquiry on D.C. Mayor’s Embrace of Exelon-Pepco Merger

Aaron C. Davis for the Washington Post:

Environmentalists and good government groups on Wednesday called for an ethics investigation into D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s decision to reverse course and to back a takeover of Pepco, the city’s electric utility, by Exelon, a Chicago-based nuclear energy giant.

Critics of the mayor’s about-face, which breathed new life into the $6.4-billion merger, question if Bowser has been honest with the public about everything that prompted her change of heart.

Specifically, the opponents question the timing of an agreement between Bowser’s administration and Pepco for $25 million to offset city costs to build a new stadium for the city’s Major League Soccer team, D.C. United.

Some of the money could also be used to lower city costs for Bowser’s priority to build a Washington Wizards practice arena in Southeast.

Opponents of Pepco-Exelon merger call for ethics investigation of Bowser

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