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Iberdrola Energy East - PSC July 3, 2008 Letter by CPA
|July 3, 2008|
Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling
Secretary to the Commission
New York State Public Service Commission
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350
The Citizen Power Alliance represents several environmental and energy groups who are deeply concern that the Iberdrola acquisition of Energy East will result in a diminishment of energy competition in New York State.
You have heard from several of our member groups already and many members have submitted documents on this subject to the PSC.
The degree of inordinate political pressure placed on the Public Service Commission to reverse the long established de-regulation policy of NYS is outrageous. In order that the public can continued to be protective from all the ills of an integrated energy cartel, the PSC must stand firm and accept the ruling of Judge Epstein.
The Iberdrola deal is bad business for New York State. It would be a nightmare for ordinary residential ratepayers and small business.
When the commissioners meet to decide and vote on this acquisition, the key point to remember is that control of our utility infrastructure is the issue. Claims of future investment are bogus diversions of the real impact of allowing a foreign global cartel to dictate electric pricing and distribution to our state.
This is a homeland security concern. It is your responsibility to look through the false spin and phony carbon credit trading that is at the core of a scheme to control our electric energy system.
Our members speak for scores of neighbors in their own communities. A reoccurring question from individuals is who will look out for the resident ratepayers if the PSC buckles under the pressure that fundamentally alter the long established de-regulation NYS policy.
CPA urges the PSC commissioners to view the Iberdrola takeover of Energy East as a moral issue that demands rejection. It is not about fake job creation, bailing out wind developers, discount electric rates for special business customers or for pie in the sky alternative energy percentages. No, what it is about is a sellout of the citizens and taxpayers of New York State.
Take the high road and make the correct decision. Reject the Iberdrola - Energy East approval.
Citizen Power Alliance
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