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Secretary Bodman Praises Western States' "Frontier Line"

April 5, 2005 - 11:30am

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WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today released the following statement regarding the “Frontier Line” announced by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Kenny Guinn (NV), Jon Huntsman (UT), and David Freudenthal (WY):

“This proposal exhibits the boldness and innovation the West is traditionally known for, as well as the multi-state cooperation and big-picture thinking required to make regional markets thrive,” Secretary Bodman said.  “At the federal level, the President’s comprehensive energy strategy that Congress will begin working on this week calls for upgrades to our electric grid to help prevent future brownouts or blackouts.  In the meantime, the “Frontier Line” project will begin the process of ensuring reliable electricity for some of our fastest growing Western States.”

Media contact:  Mike Waldron, 202/586-4940

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