WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA â€“ OR YET ANOTHER REASON TO SUPPORT HB 5766 (formerly HB 1944, #1)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006
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ComEd talks a lot about California but it wants us to forget what actually happened in that state. The California energy crisis was caused by Enron and other shady energy companies manipulating an uncompetitive market that lacked appropriate state oversight.
Donâ€™t take our word for it. Listen to the Enron tapes available at http://www.enrontapes.com/files.html.
Here are two of the more revealing quotes from these tapes:
Now ComEd wants to eliminate state oversight here in Illinois and import a risky auction scheme that has caused massive rate increases in New Jersey. Letâ€™s stay the course and extend the rate freeze like we did in 2003. The only thing thatâ€™s changed since then is that both Exelon-ComEd and Ameren are billions of dollars richer. Vote Yes on HB 5766.