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"...  President Bush campaigned for president arguing that, "federal legislation is needed to assure the reliability of the nation's electrical grid."
But-- "Bush now praises the current bill, which includes a different provision that essentially blocks FERC from implementing a strategy to bring together utilities in independent regional power grids until 2007."
--The Daily Mis-Lead

November 18, 2003 | Daily Mislead Archive

Bush Drops Push for Energy Bill Provision That Would Help Solve Long-Term Reliability Issues

To read the complete article - with footnotes and links - click on-- http://www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df11182003.html

Excerpt--

President Bush praised Congress for passing his long-sought energy legislation, saying, "America will be safer and stronger with a national energy policy that will help keep the lights on, the furnaces lit, and the factories running."1 But the energy legislation now moving toward final passage is viewed by many experts as "minuscule compared to what needs to be done to have any impact."2

When the legislation was revived in August after the blackouts across the Northeast and Midwest, Bush dropped his insistence on a provision to grant the Federal Electricity Reliability Council (FERC) authority to "improve the reliability of the interstate transmission system and to develop legislation providing for enforcement by a self-regulatory organization subject to FERC oversight,"3 after "broad recognition that voluntary adherence with reliability standards is no longer a viable approach in an increasingly competitive electricity market."4 ...

http://www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df11182003.html

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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