Municipal Utilities and Muscle Shoals (January 27, 1931)

Amid the Great Depression, Senator Black complains that the Republican Administration of President Herbert Hoover refuses to sell electricity produced by the federal dam in Muscle Shoals to cities and towns while selling it at low rates to the private power company. “I doubt whether there is another power company in the United States that has the same sinecure the Alabama Power Co. has at Muscle Shoals,” Black declares.

Congressional Record, Session 71- 3 (1931), 3301-3303. Public domain via the Internet Archive.

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