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Koch Brothers-Funded Group Issues 'Study,' Gets it Wildly Wrong on EPA's Clean Power Plan

Koch Brothers-Funded Group Issues 'Study,' Gets it Wildly Wrong on EPA's Clean Power Plan
Not that we should expect any better from a group funded by the Koch brothers and other fossil fuel interests, but the bizarre "60 Plus Association" has really outdone itself on this one. The group is crying wolf on an EPA study showing that electricity prices will rise under the new regulations by 2020, but ignoring the fact that the actual cost to consumers will dip by as much as 8.7 percent.
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Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade

Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade
In 1999, the Texas Legislature deregulated electric companies in certain areas of Texas, promising that this would lower rates for consumers. However, it appears that this promise was not entirely accurate. According to the report, "Texans living in deregulated electricity areas paid about $22 billion more in the last decade than they would have under a regulated system."
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