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U.S. Rep. Castor vents frustrations of FL consumers to FL Public Service Commission Chair during congressional hearing

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Washington, March 17, 2015 | comments
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) today stood up for her neighbors and Florida consumers in questioning Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Art Graham during an Energy & Commerce subcommittee hearing on the national Clean Power Plan to address climate change.
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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) today stood up for her neighbors and Florida consumers in questioning Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Art Graham during an Energy & Commerce subcommittee hearing on the national Clean Power Plan to address climate change.  After Graham stated that the PSC intends to “protect consumers from excessive costs”, U.S. Rep. Castor highlighted costs heaped on Florida consumers by the PSC, including charging an Advance Recovery Fee that has put Florida consumers on the hook for $3 billion without producing a single kilowatt hour of energy, gutting of cost-saving energy efficiency goals and stifling of clean energy and solar.  In response to U.S. Rep. Castor, Graham stated that the failure to mention “climate change” or “global warming” in his written testimony was not a result of the Gov. Rick Scott’s unwritten policy and that he was not there to talk about that.

Watch video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHqqkriPHo0&feature=youtu.be

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