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Decades-Old Utility Lobbying Group Disbands Amid Probe (1)

May 10, 2019, 9:36 PMUpdated: May 10, 2019, 10:13 PM

A coalition of electric utilities that fought Obama-era environmental regulations is disbanding as Congress investigates its connections with a top federal air regulator.

The Utility Air Regulatory Group, an organization that has represented utilities across the U.S. for more than four decades, is dissolving, the group said in a statement published online.

“Throughout UARG’s history, substantial changes have occurred in the electricity sector, and emissions of key pollutants have decreased by over 90%, while electricity costs have remained affordable for customers,” the group’s policy committee said. “As this sector continues to transition, membership has declined and the scope of...

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