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Power Protest

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(before 2003)

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The state of California has a problem. They can not produce enough electricity for everyone. Many people want something done about it. The company that makes the electricity wants to charge people more money for it.

Some people met to talk about the increase in the cost of electricity. Some people put their name on a letter to protest it. Other people want to pay only part of their electric bill.

Some people who met want to stop paying so much money for electricity. They are afraid that they will have to pay even more money later. They think that if they pay more now, the power company will charge them more later.

The letter they signed went to the governor. They sent one to the power company as well. Most people in California think that the problem with the power comes from the electric companies who want more money.

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