First Step Taken towards Federal Electricity Deregulation
White, Melissa, Nation's Cities Weekly
Both the House Commerce Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee have indicated they will make federal electricity deregulation a priority next year. The Senate committee plans to have a series of hearings on the issue early in 2000.
In a move that sets the stage for action on electric deregulation next year, the House Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee approved the Electricity Competition and Reliability Act of 1999 (H.R. 2944) on October 27. The legislation was drafted by Subcommittee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Tex.), and passed by a vote of 17-11, which was a larger margin than expeCted. In a press release, Representative Barton said, "The stage is now …
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Publication information: Article title: First Step Taken towards Federal Electricity Deregulation. Contributors: White, Melissa - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 22. Issue: 45 Publication date: November 8, 1999. Page number: 14. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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