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Rising Utility Rates for Electric Cooperatives (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-12-03

Duration: 00:08:44

Subjects: Public utilities | Electric cooperatives | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Louisiana. Legislature | DEMCO


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Wood, A. Paul Interviewee
  • Lambert, Louis Interviewee
  • Adams, Jim Interviewee
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee


This segment from the December 3, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the rising utility bills for members of electric cooperatives, like the Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO) in south Louisiana. This report focuses on the issue of whether the Louisiana Public Service Commission should be in charge of regulating the rates of electric cooperatives, a power taken away by the Louisiana Legislature in 1978. Host: Beth George