by Kelpie Wilson, Truthout.org
Just a quick note: my 96-year-old grandpa tells me that if it weren't for government regulation of the utilities back in the first-half of the last century, rural areas would not have power to this day. He remembers personally. Good thing or bad thing? I'll let you make that judgement.
Sorry to be off the peak oil subject--it's still energy related so I let it pass!