Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010
Electricity Policy

The 112th Congress should
  • repeal the Federal Power Act of 1935 and abolish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);
  • repeal the 1935 Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) and the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA);
  • privatize federal power marketing authorities, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and all federal power generation facilities;
  • eliminate all tax preferences applicable to municipal power companies and electricity cooperatives;
  • eliminate all federal price subsidies, tax incentives, and regulatory preferences for renewable energy;
  • declare that any state or municipal regulation of the generation, transmission, distribution, or retail sale of electricity interferes with interstate trade and is a violation of the U.S. Constitutionís Commerce Clause; and
  • require open, nondiscriminatory access to all federal public rights-of-way for electricity transmission and distribution services, except when such services present a public safety hazard.

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