|Pro-Consumer Voting Percentage||N/A||N/A||N/A||0%||0%|
|Campaign Contributions from Utility,
Coal, Oil, and Railroad Corporations
2010 Campaign Contributions accepted from Utility, Coal, Oil and Railroad Corporations: $1,250
Pro-Consumer Percentage: 0%
The following is a synopsis of how the Representative voted in the 2011 General Assembly on the bills that CAC was tracking. We consider that 80% is a passing grade for the legislators, meaning that if their "Pro-Consumer Voting Percentage" is 80% or above, they are working to protect consumers in the State House. If their percentage is below 80%, they are not working to protect consumers.
SB 251: This bill was the mother lode for the utilities this
year. It does the following:
Rep. Ellspermann's Vote on SB 251: 10 votes - all Anti-Consumer
HB 1128: This bill was essentially the same as SB 251, except
that it did not include the eminent domain.
Rep. Ellspermann's Vote on SB 1128: 2 votes - both Anti-Consumer
SB 71: This bill will essentially open the State of Indiana to
hydrofracking (hydraulic fracturing) coal seams for the purpose of
extracting coal bed methane, with no requirement that the operators of
these wells comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act or even allow the
public to comment on the permits or know the location of where these
operations will take place.
Rep. Ellspermann's Vote on SB 71: Anti-Consumer
SB 66: This bill amends the definition of "renewable energy resources" in utilities law to add low temperature, oxygen starved gasification of municipal solid waste (burning trash to make electricity).
Rep. Ellspermann's Vote on SB 66: Anti-Consumer
These are the issues of immediate importance we are working on right now.