Rural Electrification and Power Rates

Archive Report

Administration's Efforts to Extend Use of Electricity

Promotion of a greater use of electricity by present consumers and extension of its benefits to areas where this form of energy is not now available have been prime objectives of the Roosevelt administration from the outset. Cheap electric power was strenuously advocated by the President, in connection with the proposed St. Lawrence development, when he was Governor of New York. Since he has entered the White House, he has urged ratification of the St. Lawrence treaty, obtained congressional approval for inauguration of the great Tennessee Valley development, and supported the continuation or initiation of other large hydroelectric projects with public works funds. That the President intends to press with unremitting vigor for expansion of his power program ...

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