A few weeks ago, the Department of Public Utilities opened an investigation into ways to lower energy costs (Docket 15-37). So far, so good: we all want lower electricity and heating costs. The Department of Public Utilities is part of the state government, and they're supposed to be looking out for our interests as consumers.
Unfortunately, the Department of Public Utilities seems to be more interested in protecting the gas industry. The DPU says that they are planning to focus their investigation on ways for utility companies “to contract for new natural gas delivery capacity, with cost recovery through electric distribution rates.”
In other words: the Department of Public Utilities wants new fracked gas pipelines -- and they want ratepayers to pay for them.
We need to shine a spotlight on what the DPU is doing, and show them that Massachusetts ratepayers refuse to bear the costs of dangerous and unnecessary new gas pipelines!
As citizens, we have a right to submit comments to the Department of Public Utilities. Submit your comment by clicking here!
The deadline is Monday, June 15, so submit a comment today if you can!