No clear consensus has emerged. Should regulators hold to a hard line?
Regulators have wrestled for decades with transactions between vertically integrated monopoly utilities and their...
shifting is a significant issue for us, but so is the loss of decades-old benefits.
"Some in Congress might argue that we are simply beneficiaries of federal largesse. But what many people don't understand is that our region's ratepayers have paid significantly - to the tune of $400 million a year. The impact for our state for losses in the salmon fishing industry is often forgotten as a factor in the debate.
"Rates would have been even lower all these years had we not been mitigating the salmon loss. Everyone agrees that we have obligations to go with our benefits."
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