Avista/Hydro One Presses On – Next Stop, North American Union

Avista/Hydro One Presses On – Next Stop, North American Union

Avista and Hydro One have not relented as yet. Avista and Hydro One filed documents with the Washington State PUTC on Monday, Dec. 10, for reconsideration of the denial of the merger. The fight goes on. NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INTEGRATION...
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Washington State regulators deny Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corporation

Washington State regulators deny Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corporation

Press Release from Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia, Wash. – State regulators today denied Canada-based Hydro One Limited’s proposed acquisition of Spokane-based Avista Corporation, finding the proposed merger does not serve ...
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Disconnection Notice: Your Avista electric and gas bill could skyrocket!

Disconnection Notice: Your Avista electric and gas bill could skyrocket!

The CEO and board of Avista are trying to sell you out to a Canadian government-owned and managed utility, named Hydro One. Does that name sound familiar? Well it should, because it was started by the very same person that...
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Open letter to Rob Curley, editor of the Spokesman Review

Open letter to Rob Curley, editor of the Spokesman Review

November 9, 2018 Dear Mr. Curley, Regarding your articles in the Sunday October 28 Spokesman Review about Scott Morris and the sale of Avista to Hydro One. Scott Morris is definitely a personable and impressive man: (from Avista fact sheet...
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NEPA Coordination Process Justified for Avista Sale

NEPA Coordination Process Justified for Avista Sale

In a July 30 letter to me, the Washington Public Utility and Transportation commission’s executive director, Mark Johnson, said the proposed sale doesn’t involve federal lands or federal projects. The sale review isn’t subject to the Federal ...
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NEPA Coordination Process Invoked on Avista/Hydro One

NEPA Coordination Process Invoked on Avista/Hydro One

There are always many potential threats to the well-being of our citizenry, but the threat to Avista Utilities customers, and local businesses, from the acquisition of Avista by Hydro One of Ontario is very real indeed. The majority of Avista...
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Down in Flames – Help us Fight the Avista/Hydro One merger!

Down in Flames – Help us Fight the Avista/Hydro One merger!

The Canadian company, Hydro One that is trying to purchase Avista Corp, our US utility, is not faring well in its own Province. The Ontario Energy Board has turned down Hydro One’s plan to buy another Canadian energy company because they...
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Revelations on the Avista Sale to Hydro One

Revelations on the Avista Sale to Hydro One

Above: Over $50 million to be paid to Avista Executives Would you allow a foreign country to purchase 13 hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest? There is a purchase of that number of our dams, the control of our water flows,...
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Letter to the Washington UTC Regarding the Avista Sale to Hydro One

Letter to the Washington UTC Regarding the Avista Sale to Hydro One

Members of the WUTC: Re: Sale of Hydro One (Docket U-1-170970, WUTC v. Avista) Submitted on August 7, 2018 Under the present circumstances, because of what has developed with respect to Hydro One in Canada and the possibility of continuing...
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Open Letter to Ontario, Canada’s Premier Doug Ford

Open Letter to Ontario, Canada’s Premier Doug Ford

Dear Premier Ford, I am one of the many Americans who wish you well in your new charge as Premier of Ontario. I must say your outspokenness and the challenges you are undertaking in ‘Liberaldom’ Ontario seems very Trumpian, so...
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Avista Customer Group Comes Out Swinging

Avista Customer Group Comes Out Swinging

Avista Customer Group (ACG) is a nonprofit organization founded for the expressed purpose of stopping the Avista-Hydro One merger. We have a large following in multiple states and are growing rapidly. ACG has retained the services of Norm Semanko of...
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County Treasurer Invokes Coordination Process for Purchase of Avista

County Treasurer Invokes Coordination Process for Purchase of Avista

Above: Rob Chase filing a Notice of Invoking Coordination Process at the Spokane Office of the Washington State Attorney General. Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase announced on July 24th that he has posted watch, over the controversial acquisition of Avista,...
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