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Friday, May 6, 2011

SWEPCO: The fix was in

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Remember the bill to retroactively prevent court oversight of inadequate regulatory consideration of the SWEPCO coal-burner down in Hempstead County? Remember how Gov. Mike Beebe and everybody else swore the bill was amended so that it would only apply prospectively and not retroactively? Remember the snorts of derision at the utility paramours' sophistry?

Sure enough. SWEPCO is in court arguing that this little old innocuous forward-looking law means the courts should keep their mitts off this unneeded, environmentally degrading power plant. John Lyon of Stephens Media reports the lamentable but unsurprising conclusion to yet another legislative charade by an electric utility.

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