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Lobbying blitz by Texas Utilities

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  • Steven Deterling
    From the Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN – Texas utility companies are poised to spend more than any other industry to lobby lawmakers this year, state records
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2007
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      From the Dallas Morning News:

      " AUSTIN – Texas utility companies are poised to spend more than any other industry to lobby lawmakers this year, state records show, as the firms seek to keep permits for coal-fired power plants on track and stave off hard-nosed environmental standards and new controls on prices.

      Energy companies have signed off on more than 350 lobbying contracts for 2007 and intend to spend between $10 million and $20 million protecting their interests this session, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis of state lobbying reports.

      That's more lobbying money than has been earmarked for any other field, including health care, special interest groups and municipal governments – which have more lobbying contracts. And the utilities have hired some of the state's best-known lobbyists. "

      Looks like they really, really, really want those coal power plants:

      http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/013007dntexenergylobby.1ecbebe.html

      Steven
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