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Seeking lower electricity rates, residents in two East Texas towns hope the state will intervene

Livingston and Jasper residents hope a lawsuit will force their municipality-operated utility company to offer lower rates and create more transparency in setting rates. They’re among the 5 million Texans living outside the state’s deregulated market and cannot choose their energy provider.

Power lines outside of Whinstone's Rockdale facility on Oct. 22, 2021.

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