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January 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Sale of Puget Sound Energy

Heads in the sand

Why on earth would Commissioners Patrick Oshie and Mark Sidran of the Utilities and Transportation Commission even give a thought to approving the sale of Puget Sound Energy (PSE) when the whole proposal had a decidedly bad smell from the beginning? [“Wrong decision on PSE,” editorial, Jan. 6.]

Now that the deal seems to be done, even more troubling aspects are coming to light. One wonders whether these two men were making decisions with their heads buried in the sand.

Surely, they had to have had access to all the information beforehand and well before the public was privy to some of the more questionable financial issues related to the purchase. So what were they thinking?

Haven’t we seen enough of such warped and unwise deals in the past year or longer?

Hopefully, there is an avenue for the governor to step in and nix this irresponsible decision.

— Ruth Quiban, Seattle

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