APPA presents Public Service Award to Rep. Hastings
Originally published March 14, 2013
APPA presented its Public Service Award to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., at the association’s 2013 Legislative Rally on March 13. APPA President and CEO Mark Crisson praised Hastings’s untiring efforts on behalf of public power, noting that he "led the charge to push back" the Department of Energy’s initiative to drastically change the role of the federal power marketing administrations.
In addition to continuing to be aggressive on changes to the PMAs, Hastings said his committee has a robust plan to review the Endangered Species Act. The act has not been reauthorized since 1988 and its record on recovery—roughly 20 out of 1,500 species—is not good, he said. The committee wants to look at what’s working and what’s not and raise awareness of the impact of the Endangered Species Act on the economy, he said.
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