Each year the Nevada Farm Bureau works on policy development to address concerns facing Nevada agriculture.
In the 2017 policy development process, in light of member concerns, the following Electrical Power policy was adopted. Policy # 267 Electrical Power states:
Due to lessons learned from ENRON’s market manipulation, we understand there are significant advantages to sensible oversight and assurance for market integrity. We support a regulatory system with a focus on priority attention for reliability and service.
If the Energy Choice ballot question is passed, we oppose the spreading of costs associated with the change-over to all energy users. Consequences of started costs for generation or other areas linked to this change should be borne by shareholders and customers of the affected energy company.
We support the acceptance of the exemption of power companies that fall under “association of persons.”
For this reason, the Nevada Farm Bureau supports “No on 3” and joined the coalition working against passage. A big concern the Nevada Farm Bureau has with Question 3 is the constitutional amendment that passage would bring about.
Amending the Constitution is also a lengthy process. If for any reason Nevadans want to make changes, it will be a minimum of six years before another constitutional amendment might be possible. Going back to where we are now will not be an option if the change results in failures.
Working with the “No on 3” coalition and Farm Bureau member Jim Snyder, Farm Bureau’s concerns over the prospects of what could happen are highlighted in this TV AD
Affordable and reliable electrical energy is essential for agricultural production. Massive changes without any assurance that radical realignment will provide affordable and reliable results is something Nevada voters should reject.
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