POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Feb. 3, 2015

Texas rate discount program's future in question; House Oversight chairman takes aim at EPA; McConnell joins EPA appropriations panel


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • Fuel Fix warns the System Benefit Fund, which helps low-income Texans with high electric bills, will disappear this year unless the Texas Legislature takes action. The Public Utility Commission of Texas and other organizations have called for a temporary continuation of the fund.
  • New chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Caffetz (R-Utah), plans to expose what he says are “pervasive and growing problems in management and overregulation” at the Environmental Protection Agency, The Hill reports. An EPA spokesperson defended the agency and said it is working with officials to resolve any issues.
  • In other EPA-related news, The Hill adds that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will join the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, which has jurisdiction over the agency.
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