Who's in Charge of Puerto Rico? A Manhattan Judge Gets to Decide
Soot covers a vehicle parked along a road in Palo Seco, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. For longer than most can remember, Puerto Ricans have paid some of the highest energy costs in the U.S. to a notoriously unreliable utility that neglected their grid for years and runs fossil-fuel plants that may be damaging their lungs. A month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, power lines still lay sladck along roads, utility poles are snapped clean in half, and most Puerto Ricans remain in the dark.