SFBG : Confederate Cartel's war against California: To escape this bind [Governor Gray Davis] should take lessons from Franklin D. Roosevelt. As governor of New York, FDR noticed that electricity cost $19.50 for a typical 250 kilowatt-hour bill in Albany but only $2.79 across the border in Ontario. So he created the New York State Power Authority – along the lines of publicly owned Ontario Hydro – to reduce the disparity...he asserted that the people have the "undeniable right" to set up "government-owned and operated utility services as a national yardstick to prevent extortion against the public."