November 8, 2013 1:39 PM

Northwest lawmakers fear takeover of power agency's operations

Lawmakers in the Pacific Northwest said Friday that they fear the Obama administration will move to take control of the operations of Bonneville Power Administration after the agency was accused of discriminating against veterans in its hiring.The agency, which sells power from 31 federal dams in the Columbia Basin, has been under fire since a report from the Energy Department’s inspector general found that the BPA had discriminated against veterans who wanted jobs and retaliated against whistleblowers.

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