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Feature
3/19/1998
Judy Dugan
Feature
2/22/1998
Consumer Watchdog
Feature
2/22/1998
Honolulu Star Bulletin
Feature
9/1/1997
Consumer Watchdog
Deregulation For Utilities, Costly Regulation For Ratepayers Instead of giving consumers the ostensible benefits of deregulation -- competition leading to lower prices-- the law freezes all utility rates for four years at June 1996 levels, which were approximately 50% above the national average. The freeze requires ratepayers to pay off the costs...
News Release
7/28/1997
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Utility Company Commences Own Ad Campaign "CUT" -- Californians against Utility Taxes -- continued the public education campaign begun last week warning consumers about new ìderegulationî legislation backed by the utility industry. The bill, expected to be voted on later this week in Sacramento, would lock utility ratepayers into...
News Release
7/22/1997
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San Diego -- Joined by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, representatives of Californiaís leading consumer groups urged the public to join them in battling a $28.5 billion ìutility taxî which is scheduled to be imposed on residential ratepayers starting next January 1 for the next ten years to bailout utility companies from...
News Release
7/21/1997
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San Diego, California -- Consumer advocates Ralph Nader, Harvey Rosenfield, Harry Snyder (Consumers Union), Michael Shames (UCAN) and others will discuss plans to fight the imposition of a 40%, $28 billion utility tax imposed by the legislature though last year's "deregulation" bill, approved in Sacramento, and a companion bill this year, both...