House Panel Head Demands Docs From DOE On PMA Reforms

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The head of the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday significantly widened an inquiry into Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s effort to reform federal agencies that market hydropower, demanding correspondence, expense reports and legal analyses related to the work.

The letter from Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., says electricity rates for 40 million Americans could rise under plans Chu outlined in a memorandum earlier this year directing the country’s four Power Marketing Administrations to alter their strategic and capital improvement plans to accommodate efforts to upgrade the nation’s...
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