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GREAT NEWS: Washington UTC Denies Avista Hydro One Appeal!

GREAT NEWS: The following press release from Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) finalizes the hopes of this big lead balloon that has so worried Avista customers for the last couple of years. This Washington State decision does put the final nail in the coffin of this deal since only one state turning thumbs down […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Idaho Regulators deny Avista-Hydro One deal

Case Nos.: AVU-E-17-09 and AVU-G-17-05 Final Order No.: 34226 Contact: Matt Evans Office: (208) 334-0339 Cell: (208) 520-4763 matt.evans@puc.idaho.gov Regulators deny Avista-Hydro One deal BOISE (Jan. 3, 2019) – The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has denied the proposed merger of Avista Utilities and Hydro One. In its order, the Commission said the transaction is prohibited by Idaho Code § 61-327, […]

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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 The above link is to a US government website. It states that our government is […]

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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 the public interest. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission determined the proposed merger agreement does not adequately protect Avista or its customers from political […]

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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 started Uranium One, Maurice Strong, the UN father of Green Energy and global warming hysteria. […]

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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 on Hydro One deal) “Scott currently chairs the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle […]

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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 Land Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act or state environmental reviews, he said. “The coordination […]

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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 customers abide in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The primary threat is that electricity rates […]

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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 could not show how ratepayers would not be harmed by the merger, even though rates […]

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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, electric and natural gas distribution to a foreign company in the works RIGHT NOW. Avista, […]

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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 turmoil within the company and with the government of the province in which it is […]

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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 a slogan like Make Ontario Great Again (MOGA) seems in order. My point in writing […]