California: If Congress Won't Help, Don't Hinder

Ferris, Craig T.
March 2001
Bond Buyer;03/23/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31103, p4
Trade Publication
Reports on the request made by California officials for Congress not to interfere with the state's attempts to solve its electricity crisis. Call on the federal government to impose short-term controls to reduce wholesale energy prices; Criticism of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for failing to carry out its statutory duty to set just and reasonable rates for electricity and natural gas transmission.


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