We need to keep Anthony
The Daily Oklahoman - October 30, 2000
TO THE EDITOR:
The so-called "deregulation" of our utility suppliers has been long
anticipated and billed as a reform. But as some states are already finding out
to their dismay, deregulation has its share of spooky aspects and carries with
it some definite unintended results. Some wonder if this improvement isn't in
reality another way to gouge consumers. In place of elected watchdogs serving as
our three corporation commissioners who've regulated utilities since the says
trusts were busted in the late 1920s and 1930s, the public may once again become
victimized by uncontrolled big-business combinations.
In this maze of massive change in utility regulation the public needs more
than ever smart regulators who can see the boogers-in-the-woods and keep utility
rates low and the public interest protected. Honesty, integrity, experience and
know-how are a must in this new consumer-unfriendly environment called
deregulation. To that end, Oklahomans have been served superbly by our incumbent
corporation commissioner, Bob Anthony.
Oklahomans will show good judgment when they re-elect Bob Anthony to the
Corporation Commission on Nov. 7.
Dick Hefton, City
© 2000 The Daily Oklahoman
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