Lobbying blitz by Texas Utilities
- 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:
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