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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Why the Sale of Avista is Cause for Alarm

Why the Sale of Avista is Cause for Alarm

Above: Ontario, Canada’s new Premier Doug Ford vows to dissolve the Hydro One board and repeal its Green Energy Act and the Federal Carbon Tax, ending the UN’s agenda for Ontario. Steve Cameron’s column “Pull the plug on Avista merger ...
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Introducing: Avista Customer Group

Introducing: Avista Customer Group

We are a group of utility ratepayers and concerned citizens that have banded together to stop the sale of Avista Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of electric and natural gas generation in the Pacific Northwest. Avista signed an agreement to...
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The Avista-Hydro One Scam EXPOSED

The Avista-Hydro One Scam EXPOSED

These are the facts: Fact 1 – The CEO and board of Avista Corp would receive $51 Million upon close of the merger. Fact 2 – The existing stockholders of Avista would receive a premium of 24% for their shares during mandated buyback at...
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Why Stop Hydro One and Ontario’s Control of Avista

Why Stop Hydro One and Ontario’s Control of Avista

The red arrow in the above image shows the cost of electricity in Hydro One’s territory in Canada at 36 cents per kilowatt hour. If Hydro One takes over, this is what is coming to Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and...
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Our Power and Water Are Up for Grabs

Our Power and Water Are Up for Grabs

Avista utility is in the process of seeking approval of its sale to a Canadian government-owned company, Hydro One. This purchase or merger is fraught with potential problems which could and will cost ratepayers throughout the Pacific Northwest astronomical su...
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Will Avista SKYROCKET Your Electric Rates?

Will Avista SKYROCKET Your Electric Rates?

ELECTRICITY RATES HAVE JUMPED, IN SOME CASES 1,000%, IN THE LAST DECADE Dozens of concerned citizens turned out for the presentation of the dangers associated with a merger between Avista Utilities and Hydro One. Avista and Hydro One would like...
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Please Stop the Sale of Avista Utility to Hydro One

Please Stop the Sale of Avista Utility to Hydro One

I agree with the Spokesman-Review op-ed editorial by former Spokane Prosecutor Don Brockett. (See below.) As part of my testimony, I also agree with the excellent 2017 commentary from geologist Dave Boleneus which is included in this issue of Gem...
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Links for ‘Eye-Opening’ Info on Ontario’s Hydro One You Should Know BEFORE they Own Avista!

Links for ‘Eye-Opening’ Info on Ontario’s Hydro One You Should Know BEFORE they Own Avista!

1. Hydro Rates in Ontario are killing small business and High hydro rates killed Ontario jobs: Study 2. Ontario’s Five Year Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020 3. Rate data from utility websites in 2017 4. Increasing hydro prices are devastating...
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The Seriousness of the Hydro One Purchase of Avista

The Seriousness of the Hydro One Purchase of Avista

The Avista sale to Hydro One, and subjecting Avista customers to Hydro One, is wrong for several reasons as I discuss here and could bring severe impacts on Avista customers if cross-border practices are carried into the U.S. from Ontario...
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