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Who will hold the energy companies accountable to consumers?

For manipulating energy markets Constellation Energy has just paid the highest penalty in history — $245 million — to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("Merger, record fine OK'd," March 13). That's more than all previous penalties combined.

While the media and their audience are distracted by sensational stories, real stories about issues that impact our daily lives seem to be ignored. While we pay higher energy rates, and while churches like the one I serve help poor people keep their lights on, Constellation Energy manipulates energy markets, cuts deals, and no one is going to jail.

How about some accountability at the top? We are the ones who ultimately pay the price — and it's always in the form of higher energy bills.

Henry Green, Annapolis

The writer Is pastor of Heritage Baptist Church.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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