Special interests and Republicans’ key ally in the fight against captive ratepayers

Roy Cordato’s newsletter today puts it starkly:

The Republican controlled House Public Utilities Committee voted 18-13 yesterday –allying themselves with the Obama administration and powerful special interest groups against North Carolina’s electricity customers — to defeat the rollback of the state’s renewable portfolio standard.

Republicans allying themselves with Obama? What does that mean?

Well, for example, this (it’s a screenshot from the web page my.barackobama.com/page/s/letter-to-nc-general-assembly, the URL for which now points back to barackobama.com):

Obama for NC RPS screenshot

Organizing for Action is the euphemistic name of Obama’s permanent campaign.

Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...