Supporters of the proposed Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act have not produced satisfactory answers to two fundamental questions. First, why does the region require significant new incentives for the construction of nuclear and coal-fired power plants? Second, why must Congress link urgently needed encouragement of conservation and renewable energy measures to the creation of such incentives?
Ralph Cavanagh, The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation (and Thermal Power Plant Relief) Act, 4 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 27 (1980).