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8/22/11

IURC silence on Duke/Progress Merger Lack of Jurisdiction or Lack of Transparency?

Today, in a letter to Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Chairman James Atterholt, the Citizens Action Coalition raised concerns with respect to the Commission’s apparent lack of engagement to date, at least publicly, in the proposed merger between...

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4/22/11

Legislature Votes to Raise Taxes through Utility Bills House; adds eminent domain to bill

Once again, utility ratepayers, aka taxpayers, remain invisible to 104 of the 150 elected officials in the Indiana General Assembly. On Thursday, both Chambers of the General Assembly voted to raise the utility bills of Hoosiers.

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4/19/11

State Rep. Win Moses joins CAC in urging IURC to reject SNG Contract

Testimony filed yesterday by Citizens Action Coalition in the proposed Indiana Gasification, LLC substitute natural gas plant (SNG) proceeding currently before the IURC included a letter from State Representative Win Moses (D, Ft. Wayne)...

2/25/11

Public Hearings Set on $3 billion, Scandal-Ridden Coal Plant

Next week marks the second opportunity for the public to provide comment on Duke Energy’s problem-plagued Edwardsport coal gasification plant. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) will hold field hearings Feb. 28 at Columbus...

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2/23/11

Consumer/Environmental Coalition: Senate Bill 251 Is a Utility Money Grab, Nothing More

Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental organizations blasted Senate Bill 251, contending that it is a utility wish-list inimical to consumer interests and economic stability. SB251 was approved on Tuesday, February 22 by a vote of...

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2/16/11

COVERUP: Daniels Administration Stonewalls Public Access to Shady SNG Power Plant Deal

Today, the Citizens Action Coalition called on the Daniels Administration to release e- mails and documents that CAC requested months ago. The e-mails pertain to the recently signed contract between the Indiana Finance Authority and...

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2/9/11

Bill would lead to skyrocketing electric bills

Today, the Citizens Action Coalition called for the immediate withdrawal of Senate Bill 251. The legislation, according to the CAC, would, for all practical purposes, eliminate ratepayer protections under the law and provide monopoly...

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1/20/11

Despite Ongoing Ethics Scandal, Indiana Senate Committee Embraces Unethical Agenda of Monopoly Utilities

Senate Bill 102, authored by Senators Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield) and Lindel Hume (D, Princeton), and co-authored by Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) gives electric utilities in Indiana a virtual blank check. It also, over time, would...

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12/15/10

Is Governor Daniels Serving Up yet another Coal-Fired Boondoggle for Hoosier Ratepayers?

The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) is meeting Thursday December 16 at 9:00 AM on the 9th floor of One North Capitol, directly across the street from the Indiana Statehouse. The IFA is set to discuss a resolution (...

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12/9/10

CAC statement on withdrawal of IGCC settlement

Citizens Action Coalition celebrates the withdrawal of the Settlement Agreement with respect to the scandal-plagued Edwardsport IGCC. Despite being a party to case, CAC was excluded from settlement negotiations. This proposed settlement was...

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