Consumer Groups Fear Energy Bill Erodes Protection The public utility holding company act (PUHCA) is a holdover from the New Deal era. The law protects utilities and their customers from manipulations in the marketplace. But now both Democrats and Republicans want to get rid of PUHCA altogether. NPR's Chris Joyce reports that consumer groups worry the new energy bill will not offer the same protections to utilities.
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Consumer Groups Fear Energy Bill Erodes Protection

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Consumer Groups Fear Energy Bill Erodes Protection

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Consumer Groups Fear Energy Bill Erodes Protection

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The public utility holding company act (PUHCA) is a holdover from the New Deal era. The law protects utilities and their customers from manipulations in the marketplace. But now both Democrats and Republicans want to get rid of PUHCA altogether. NPR's Chris Joyce reports that consumer groups worry the new energy bill will not offer the same protections to utilities.