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From the May 10, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published May 10, 2013

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee blocked a vote on confirming Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency by boycotting a May 9 meeting to consider the nomination. Committee Republicans said "EPA has stonewalled on four of the five categories" of information requests they have made.

The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator has changed its name to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. in order to reflect its expanding footprint with the addition of new members such as Entergy, which has electricity customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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