A week ago, Consumer Organizations filed joint reply comments on FERC's Promoting Transmission Investment Through Pricing Reform Notice of Inquiry. In the joint comments, the Consumer Organizations expressed their dismay and provided a link to EEI's "Transmission Policy Task Force CEO Priorities & Outreach plan" that was publicly available and accessed on the internet through EEI's website.
It has been brought to my attention that just a short week later, the link that was provided in the Consumer Organizations' comments has been hidden behind a "members only" firewall on EEI's website. I guess we weren't supposed to see it, much less publicize its contents and bring it to the attention of FERC and other parties on the docket and now they are attempting to hide the evidence. Embarrassed, are we, EEI? That's a real shame.... because the document is STILL publicly viewable for anyone who wants to enter "2012-04-26-TransmissionPolicyTaskForce-Ingram-CEO Priorities.pdf" into Google search and then use Google's "document quick view" utility.
And, of course, I didn't just fall off the back of the NIMBY truck last week, either. You can also see EEI's formerly publicly available, but now private, plan here. Of course I saved a copy.
Oh no! Did we sink EEI's respectability battleship? Or did they do it to themselves through the false assurances of sheer arrogance?
I'm laughing at you, EEI! :-)