e-crisis in state of mirrors
brian carroll <email@example.com>
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 08:29:47 -0800
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Power Shortage Not Real, Most Californians Say
Times Poll: The energy market was manipulated to boost sellers'
profits, 86% say. Davis gets low marks but Bush fares even worse.
By JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Despite disruptive blackouts and record increases in their
utility bills, most Californians remain unconvinced that the state
suffers from a shortage of energy, a Los Angeles Times poll has found.
Instead, more than five out of six Californians believe power
companies have manipulated the electricity market to boost their
profits, the poll shows.
And although nearly all respondents agree that the state's energy
crisis is a serious problem, they express little faith that their
leaders can solve it.
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