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Electrical Power / Deregulation / California #195116

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The issue of utility deregulation examined in like of California's disaster. [Arkansas Public Citizen Commission Sandra HOCHSTETTER - expresses concern about a rush to deregulate.] [Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Foundation Harvey ROSENFIELD - says electricity should not be put in the hands of private companies.] [University of California at Irvine economist professor Peter NAVARRO - explains the pricing problems in California.] California's current broker role in buying electricity for nearly bankrupt companies noted. [Senator Frank MURKOWSKI - says California has to help itself.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the power shortage on Nightline noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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