GOVERNMENT: Fixing the Gas Bill

Few Washington bureaucrats turn down a chance to grab more power, but the Federal Power Commission has done so repeatedly when it comes to regulating the prices of natural gas in the field. It accepted the job only when the U.S. Supreme Court so ordered (TIME, June 14). Last week FPC Chairman Jerome Kuykendall appeared before a House Commerce Committee to tell why the Supreme Court was wrong.

He was the first witness asked to testify on a bill introduced by Arkansas Democrat Oren Harris to overturn the Supreme Court decision, restore...

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