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California IN BRIEF : SACRAMENTO : Drive Launched to Sell Power Firm

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A petition drive to abolish the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and sell the citizen-owned electric power firm to private investors has been launched in the state capital. Critics are seeking signatures of 27,400 registered voters in SMUD’s service district to put the question on the November ballot. Voters in the district, covering all of Sacramento County and a part of Placer County, voted last year to close the utility’s Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, after years of controversy.


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