Protect Our Powerlines
  • Petitioned Tracy A. Kelsey

This petition was delivered to:

C L & P Customer Relations
Tracy A. Kelsey
Connecticut Light and Power CEO
Jeffrey D. Butler
C L & P Vice President - Energy Delivery Services
Kenneth B. Bowes
C L & P Vice President - Customer Solutions
William J. Quinlan
C L & P Economic and Community Development Contact
John O'Toole
C L & P Economic and Community Development Contact
Thomas Marano

Protect Our Powerlines

    1. Christine Walker
    2. Petition by

      Christine Walker

      Danbury, CT

Connecticut residents pay the highest energy rates in the country. In the past six months they have also lost power on at least three separate occasions for extended periods of time. In a forested region like Connecticut, it does not make sense for the majority of power lines to be above ground where they are easily and regularly damaged.  These damages lead to power loss and financial loss for the homes and business they serve.  

Recent signatures

    News

    1. CL&P is setting aside 10 million dollars to pay for damages.

      Christine Walker
      Petition Organizer

      We're making progress in the right direction.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. If You're Willing, Please Sign Both Petitions

      Christine Walker
      Petition Organizer

      First, thank you all for your support! Together I know we can make this happen.

      I want to quickly address a valid question, "Won't the cost of burying the power lines make our energy costs even higher?"

      The answer is: It could, but it doesn't have to. If CL&P were to spend even a portion of the money they spend on tree maintenance and disaster clean up on burying lines systematically over a number of years, in time, we could probably erase those costs all together actually lowering costs in the long run.

      Also, I believe it is the combination of both my petitions that will create the necessary pressure to fix this problem without allowing CL&P to pass the costs onto us. The first petition pressures CL&P to protect the power lines while the second petition invites competitors to CL&P which will help keep costs down. A company can't maintain high prices if there's another one offering the same thing at a lower price.

      Please consider signing both.
      Sincerely,
      Christine

    4. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lara Baddour BETHEL, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      We hear stories from workers who work for CL&P that you only hire them for short amounts of time and do not want to pay them to work overtime on the weekends. This is unacceptable and wrong.

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    • Melinda Scott DANBURY, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      In this day and age to have no power for a full week is insane. This should not be happening! Even with a shelter, then friends to stay with, the frustration is still very high. Something needs to change!

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    • Pamela Jackson CANTON, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      A tree came down on my street Saturday night along with power lines and 2 telephone poles. Five days later, the road was closed to thru traffic and tree and lines were still there. 7 days after storm and still no power. Thanks God I have mother Wolcott with power I could stay with.

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    • Mary McGuire DANBURY, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is ridiculous! I have not seen ONE truck to do ANYTHING on my road! Trees on wires, one lane at parts! How DARE CL&P not be prepared!!!!!

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    • Joy Filler NEWTOWN, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is outrageous that CL&P did little to prevent another outage by trimming trees and brush near powerlines after we lost power for an extended period after Hurricane Irene. I'm pretty tired of the "Storm of the Century" happening every few months!

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