We’ve got breaking news: Unregulated electricity suppliers may launch a summer lobbying campaign to weaken new consumer protections soon to be considered by state lawmakers.
Just days ago, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) took the positive step of approving new rules designed to help electric shoppers avoid bad deals peddled by unregulated suppliers. The rules now go to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, for a final OK, and
Crain’s Chicago Business reports that suppliers are preparing to lobby the committee, arguing that the new rules go beyond the ICC’s authority and would be too costly to implement. We need to fight back! Please, send a message to legislators on the Joint Committee, asking them to approve the rules as they are.