END the WV Public Service Commission
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The WV Public Service Commission (PSC) is the agency that is Governor appointed and reports, technically, to no one. They allow and grant the public utility companies in West Virginia almost everything they ask for. Recently, AEP's bills skyrocketed overnight. Individuals with only a porch light running at a home that was vacant saw their bill go up from 100% to some 900%. During this time period we as citizens were calling on our legislative bodies to do something. They did, they had meetings with AEP executives and then it all went quiet. So, AEP did this massive marketing campaign through social media, mailers, televisions ads and websites to teach their consumers how to save energy and money. So, we did what they said and they reported lower usage which lowered their net income. So, they went to the PSC and requested a rake hike and was approved a 11% hike. They stated “significant decline in the amount of electricity used by customers”. So they told us to use less electricity, we did and the get a rate hike. Our legislative bodies have done nothing but hold meetings and post a ton of Facebook Live videos talking about how this is wrong. It's time we the people do something. Let's tell our Governor and legislative bodies we want an end to the Public Service Commission and want legislative oversight on the utility rates in the state. They PSC has unchecked power! It's time to end that and it's clear our legislative body and governor will not do that on their own.
Take a look at your bill and compare it to your living expenses... Your rent, mortgage, groceries, other utilities, your insurances. Get your bill our from a year ago and look at the charges & rates.
Here is part of the vision statement by the WV PSC.
"With the support of its skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia will continue to be a nationally recognized leader in utilities regulation and transportation safety. We will work tirelessly to assure:
4. An improvement in the standard of living and quality of life for the people of West Virginia;
5. That consumers receive the best value in utility service from financially viable and technically competent companies; and,"
The rate hikes they keep allowing to happen in this state which has one of the worst economies in the country is actually decreasing the standard of living and quality of life. There are stories arising all over social media of people paying their power bill and not shopping for groceries or paying for other utilities. How is this improving the standard of living and quality of life.
Sign today! I’m tired of paying these prices. I’m tired of our government sitting in Charleston and having meetings but never getting anything done.
I will personally deliver the petition signatures and comments to Every high raking official in Charleston including Governor Jim Justice. AEP won't change anything, we have to change it with legislation. It starts with ending the PSC and taking legislative oversight. Then we can work with our legislative body to deregulate and open the market which will lower the price for all.
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