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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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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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Washington State Can’t Afford Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a left-wing politician out trying to buy votes with our money by promising to vote against cuts in Medicare and Social Security benefits. As an economist she knows, but fails to mention, these programs are unsustainable without sizable infusions of tax dollars, benefit reductions, or both. These programs now account for nearly $2 […]

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Seattle and Vancouver Poised to Move Forward on Possible Climate Litigation

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — City officials in both Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia are indicating their governments may be next to pursue climate lawsuits against energy companies. The City Attorney of Seattle revealed this week that his office is considering filing such a lawsuit and is partnering up with class action law […]

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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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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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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, based in Spokane County, by Ontario’s HYDRO ONE. The acquisition was headed home on the fast […]

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2018 Spokane County Republican ‘Lincoln Day’ Dinner

“We want less taxes, less government, and more freedom” Spokane County Republican Party chair, Cecily Wright’s opening remark “We want less taxes, less government, and more freedom” drew an appreciative applause from a charged up assemblage of the Republican Party faithful attending the annual celebration known as the Lincoln Day Dinner on June 2nd at […]

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51st State Status for Liberty State Gains Momentum

Matt Shea, Washington State’s firebrand state representative from Spokane County is extremely pleased to report that the endeavor to create a new state out of eastern Washington which would be the 51st state named Liberty has grown leaps and bounds. States Shea, “The momentum of the Liberty State movement has been incredible. We have been […]

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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 by Hydro One. If practices are translated here, the effect will be traumatic, extremely costly, […]

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No Gardens or Outdoor Water for You in Washington

Oppose SB 6091 in Washington State Washington State SENATE BILL 6091. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP THE PHONY WATER CRISIS REGARDING WELLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF HOMES IN RURAL AREAS AS A SO-CALLED “HIRST FIX‘ OUTLINED IN SB 6091? INSIST ON A CONSTITUTIONALLY CORRECT METHOD TO FIX THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL HIRST DECISION BY CALLING YOUR LEGISLATORS […]

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Lawmaker Calls For Washington Police Chief’s Ouster After Siding With Environmental Protesters

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — A Washington State lawmaker has called for the firing of Olympia’s police chief, following statements made by the law enforcement official in 2016 in relation to protests over supply chain shipments of materials used in oil and gas production in the West. For the second year, protesters blockading […]