Thousands of CenterPoint Energy ratepayers will receive refunds after being overcharged on their heating bills under an experimental natural gas pricing system unveiled in 2010 by Minnesota environmental groups and state regulators. The politically correct pricing program--designed to penalize ratepayers for using more than a pre-determined allotment of natural gas--was the focus of an April 2011 FFM investigation.
Three Minnesota environmental non-profit advocacy groupshave received nearly half a million dollars in out-of-state foundation fundingto oppose the Keystone oil pipeline project, according to a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota analysis.The California funding to state groups comes as a surprise, since Keystone’sproposed route does not include Minnesota.
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