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Re-regulation needed at Public Utility Commission

by: rabbit162

Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 04:54 PM CDT

When the Texas State Legislature reconvens in 2009 it must remedy the de-regulation of the Public Utility Commission that occurred at the hands of Speaker Tom Craddick.  Thanks to his actions, the PUC no longer has oversight over actions of Municipally owned utilities or co-ops.  In the case of big cities like Austin and San Antonio, the city staffs have sufficient expertise to evaluate actions of their public utilities, but smaller towns like Kerrville do not, and therefore the utilities have a free hand to do what they want.  Being unfamiliar with modern innovations such as alternative energy (solar, wind, etc.) these communities are at the mercy of uneducated utility operators.  Either Craddick's laws must be repealed or there must be new laws enacted.
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