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Electric Rates / Protest #36236

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1975
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(Studio) Maryland consumers group in court arguing against higher charges added to electric bills by power companies to cover their higher fuel costs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Mt. Airy, MD) Several home owners refuse to pay fuel adjustment portion of skyrocketing electric bill. [Homeowner Daniel KELLEY - says he's unable to pay high electric rates.] Revolt not confined to Maryland only. On Long Island, William Kroll family taking drastic measures to cut electric bills. Kroll leading neighborhood fight against paying fuel adjustment costs. [KROLL - says each individual must stand up for his own rights.] Power companies say they had to raise rates because fuel costs jumped 80-90%. [Executive Vice President Potomac Edison Company John McCARDELL - doesn't see any future drop in rates.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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