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Legislation would be ripoff for utility customers

This appeared in the Wilmington News Journal on May 22, 2017.

(http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/05/22/legislation-would-ripoff-utility-customers/336308001/)

The piece was slightly edited by the newspaper.  The original as submitted is below:

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Bad bill serves special interests, rips off utility ratepayers

As Delaware reaches the peak of its political season, there’s no more powerful example of the prevailing special interest chokehold than Senate Bill 80.  This bill would create a new line item charge (“distribution system improvement charge”) on Delmarva Power electric and gas bills, without meaningful opportunities for public review of the additional charges.  Total charges without a “rate case” could amount to $24 million. Continue reading