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Powhatan's battle could set precedent for regulation of US energy markets

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In the early seventeenth century, Chief Powhatan led an alliance of Native American tribes whose warriors clashed with the settlers of Jamestown, England's first permanent colony in the Americas, established in modern-day Virginia in 1607. Lately, another Powhatan has won attention for its fighting spirit. But this time, its enemies are not European settlers, but officials at the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc). And instead of arrows and tomahawks, its weapons are expensive law