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Citizens to TECO: Bury power lines listen

02/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The city of Tampa is negotiating a new franchising agreement with the local power company, Tampa Electric. But the Sierra Club and other parts of the community want to delay approving a new 25-year agreement until TECO can adopt measures such as providing more progressive energy sources and installing underground power lines.

Tampa resident Darren Booth is upset with the current franchise agreement between the city and TECO. He said he has helped develop transmission lines in both the U.S....

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Should Tampa bargain harder with TECO?

02/19/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik joined us in this segment to talk about the negotiations between the city of Tampa and Tampa Electric over the new franchise agreement for the utility company. The previous 25-year agreement has expired.

This time around some environmentalists in the city want energy conservation, buried power lines and alternative enrgy generation to be required in the new agreement. Cities have reduced power (because of changes in state law by the Legi...

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