Showdown over Energy Price Caps ; Today, Federal Agency Debates How Far to Go in Regulating High Power Costs in the West
Gail Russell Chaddock writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Meetings of federal regulatory commissions don't generally fire up much public interest. But today's meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could prove an exception.
One reason is that the commission is taking on one of the summer's hottest issues - the high cost of electric power in the West. Another is that newly empowered Democrats in the Senate want to make sure how Republicans respond (or fail to respond) to this issue is etched in public thought. (Although FERC is an independent body, Bush recently appointed two new members.)
The commission may not go as far as Democrats want - a price cap on what wholesalers can charge for …
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