June 22, 2012
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Pacific Power increase on electrical bills
News in Jefferson Country from Pie N Politics dot com Editor Liz Bowen: The Siskiyou Water Users Assoc. dropped a huge cannon ball on Pacific Corp this week, when a request was made during a preliminary hearing at the California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco.
Attorney Ed Poole wrote a petition requesting all the science and data Pacific Corp is using to increase electricity rates for its customers in Siskiyou. Just this year, a surcharge that will be used to pay for removal of Klamath dams has been added to local electrical bills.
This first surcharge is more than one dollar per month. Now Pacific Corp claims it under estimated the cost of dam removal and has asked the California Public Utilities Commission for a second surcharge.
Chairman of the Siskiyou Water Users committee to stop the unethical surcharges, Rich Marshall, said Pacific Corp officials were shocked at the legal demand for their data by an attorney.