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Deregulating Electricity Hurt Users - Consumer Federation of America - 03-2003

Testimony of Gerald A. Norlander for NASUCA on Proposed Electricity Legislation before the Senate Committee On Energy And Natural Resources - 03-26-03

Ruling Favors Utility Centers - Democrat and Chronicle - 03-26-2003

NYSEG Ordered To Keep Walk-ins Open - Gannett News - 03-26-2003

Order Instituting Proceeding and Directing New York State Electric _ Gas Coproration to Suspend Closure of its Customer Service  Centers - 03/24/2003

    "In order to protect NYSEG's customers' rights and interests while this proceeding is pending, PULP's request for a stay is appropriate. Pending the Commission's decision in this proceeding, NYSEG shall continue the full operation of its Centers and refrain from taking any measures related to closure of the Centers, such as relocating employees or announcing specific closure dates."

Testimony of Gerald Norlander on Draft Energy Bill to House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality - 03-14-2003

PULP Petition to Commence Proceeding and to Stay Elimination of NYSEG Walk-In Service at Company Offices - 03-07-2003

Report Shows Natural Gas Woes To Continue For New York Residents - Jamestown Post Journal - 03-07-2003

HEAP Help On Way To State - Syracuse Post Standard - 03-07-2003

NYSEG Centers Get Five-Week Reprieve - Elmira Star Gazette - 02-26-2003

Package Deals for Phone Calls Are All the Rage - Buffalo News - 02-23-2003

Demand Rises for Heating Help - Local governments say they are having trouble keeping up with the applications. - 02-10-2003

Business Group Says State Relies on Indian Point - Times Herald Record  02-07-2003

The Public Utility Holding Company Act: Its Protections Are Needed Today More Than Ever - American Public Power Association  - 02-2003

Power Firm May Sue Ilion - Observer-Dispatch - 02-04-2003

Officials Quarrel Over Plan for Indian Point Emergency - New York Times - 02-04-2003

Capital Drought Threatens U.S. Energy Supply--FERC - Reuters - 02-03-2003

Phony U.S. Gas Trades Fan Fears of Huge Lawsuits - - Reuters - 02-03-2003

Albany Says It Can't Certify Indian Point Evacuation Plan - 01-31-2003

Schumer Again Calls for Tapping of Oil Reserve - Democrat _ Chronicle  - 01-28-2003

Closed or Not, Indian Point and Its Perils Won't Vanish - New York Times - 01-28-2003

Electricity Deregulation May Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen - Richmond Times - Dispatch - 01-23-2003

Seniors Feel the Pinch - New York Daily News - 01-21-03

How Energy Traders Turned Bonanza into a Historic Bust- 12-31-02