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Campbell makes puzzling decisions

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Jeff Sadow

It appears that Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell just can’t make anybody happy recently.

Democrat Campbell, who represents essentially north Louisiana, upset some people earlier this summer when he joined all but Republican Commissioner Craig Greene in approving the Windcatcher project. This would have supplanted solar for fossil fuel-generated power for Southwestern Electric Power Company, whose customers would have picked up the tab.

Scrutinizing more closely and wisely the data that forecast likely unnecessary higher costs for consumers, Texas regulators denied putting the project on the fast track. That caused the company to pull the plug on it.

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