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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.


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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CAC Statement on MCPO Indictment of Former IURC Chairman David Lott Hardy

CAC remains firm in our belief that the failure to disclose the communications between Duke Energy executives and the former Chairman of the IURC at a very minimum were improper and represented a serious violation of the public trust.


Citizens Action Coalition applauds Rep. Suzanne Crouch for standing up for Hoosier Consumers

Today in the Indiana House Ways & Means committee hearing on SB344, Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R, Evansville) offered an amendment to remove language from the bill intended to further enable the Indiana Gasification Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) plant...


Survey shows "political divide" on energy issues is a myth. Americans can work together for cleaner energy future

“The Verdict is clear: Clean Energy Advocates Are the Majority, Not the ‘Fringe’; Survey Finds Across-the-Board Political Support for Shifting from Dirty Energy.”


IGCC Settlement a Heist for Duke Energy: Duke “Bail Out” should be rejected!

The settlement filed yesterday at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission between Duke Energy, the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), Nucor Steel, and the Duke Energy Indiana Industrial Group falls well short of what the...


Citizens groups launch new website to track troubled $5 Billion Prairie State Coal Plant.

Citizens Action Coalition joined a network of consumer and environmental organizations from the Midwest today and launched a new website to track developments at the controversial and problem plagued Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) coal-fired power...


IURC rushing to judgment on Duke Energy’s Edwardsport IGCC while startup problems promise more costs to ratepayers

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) continues to do a grave disservice to the captive ratepayers of Duke Energy Indiana. After denying a motion by the coalition of consumer and environmental groups to stay the current proceeding regarding...


Citizens Action Coalition joins fight to stop energy lobbyists from killing America's clean energy agenda

A “New-Grassroots Driven” Effort is Needed.

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Consumer Groups file testimony opposing Edwardsport IGCC settlement

Experts: $2.595B “hard-cap” actually “firm floor”, IGCC plant will cost ratepayers at least $3.25B



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