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Bill to Weaken Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission Is Dangerous

El Nuevo Dia:

Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s proposal to weaken the powers of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission does a huge disservice to Puerto Ricans and runs in direct contradiction to the way utilities are regulated in the mainland U.S.  

The governor is seeking to consolidate the Puerto Rico Energy Commission with four other regulatory agencies: the Telecommunications Commission, the Independent Consumer Protection Office, the Public Service Commission and the Energy Administration. The result would be a Public Service Regulatory Board with three departments, one of which would deal with energy regulation. The governor would appoint all three regulatory board members and all five new energy commissioners.

The arrangement would give Rosselló full, unaccountable control.

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