After months of back and forth legal wrangling and a full-blown, three-day hearing at the PSC, FirstEnergy and all other parties to the case, EXCEPT West Virginia Citizens Action Group (WVCAG), agreed to a settlement. However, a settlement is still subject to the approval of the WV PSC, and our Commissioners have said... not so fast, FirstEnergy. Therefore,
"The Commission stated that it would require all parties to this case appear at a hearing with a witness to state whether, and why, the Joint Stipulation is, or is not, in the public interest."
Do you think the settlement is in the public interest? Do you think it's in YOUR best interests? If not, you need to let the Commissioners know. Intense public scrutiny is what has caused this additional hearing, instead of the routine rubber-stamping of a contested settlement. Only continued scrutiny will ensure justice!
So, how can you participate? Our friends at the Coalition for Reliable Power have made it so easy that it will only take you 2 minutes! Check out their "Take Action" section for suggested text and a link for submitting your comments online. Do it now!
If you're too busy to spend two minutes now, you'll only have the next 27 years to regret it!