Texas Public Utility Commission

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Texas Regulators Uncertain on Hunt Deal

With a deadline for action looming, Texas regulators are struggling to make up their minds about the finer points of the Ray L. Hunt family’s $18 billion proposal to buy and reshape Oncor, the state’s biggest electric utility.

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Todd Wiseman

Oncor: Hunt's Possible Merger Could Boost Rates

Oncor, the state’s largest utility, is warning state regulators that electric rates could increase for millions of Texas customers if they approve a complex reorganization plan offered by the Ray L. Hunt family.

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Gary Rhodes for The Texas Tribune

High Power Rates Spark Outrage in Rural Texas

"Politicians shouldn’t mess with churches or farmers, and this is a church full of farmers,” says Janey Burke of Roscoe's Champion Baptist Church, whose congregation can be counted among those outraged by Sharyland Utilities' bills.

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Retirees Group Spars With Hunt Over Oncor Sale

America’s biggest retiree group wants state regulators to reject oilman Ray L. Hunt's proposal to buy the state’s biggest electric transmission company, suggesting it will shift wealth from everyday Texans to rich folks in suits.

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United States Environmental Agency

EPA Head: Texas Should Want Its Own Clean Power Plan

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggested that Texas leaders should play along with her agency’s sweeping Clean Power Plan, if only to avoid a more rigid carbon-cutting plan imposed by the federal government.

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Todd Wiseman / Michael Kappel

Texans Seem to be Happier With Electric Companies

Texans are griping less about their electricity providers, but a sharp spike in complaints against one small company may affect oilman Ray Hunt's $18 billion bid to take over the state’s largest electric transmission company.

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