A host of city officials, consumer advocates and state lawmakers say the rule has just one beneficiary: natural gas companies. They argue the changes will discourage cities from challenging rate hikes and burden those that do.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.