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Stiff US Opposition to Scottish Power

Greg Palast 

Governor Michael Leavitt of Utah, whose agencies must approve the purchase, had called on Scottish Power to cut charges by 5 per cent. But at a private meeting in Portland on Wednesday, executives signalled that no price reductions were in the offing. ...more

Scottish Power Deal Rocked by US Attacks

Gregory Palast for The Observer/Guardian UK

Scottish Power's troubled takeover of United States electricity company Pacificorp is under further pressure this weekend. Veteran consumer campaigner Ralph Nader is preparing legal action to block it, while tougher limits on profits threatened by US regulators could make the deal unviable. ...more