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Springfield Alert: Your action needed to stop “Right of First Refusal” proposals pushed by electric utilities

Remember last year’s big consumer victory, when Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed Ameren Illinois’ “Right of First Refusal” proposal? The plan would have needlessly raised costs for electric customers by giving Ameren a monopoly over transmission projects in its territory, and, thus, eliminating a competitive bidding process. It would have been like the utility being gifted with another rate hike.

In this legislative session, we don’t expect Ameren to give up the fight–and we expect ComEd to try to get in on the action too.

That’s trouble. Your action a few months ago helped secure a veto–and now we need your help again:

Tell the General Assembly to say no to an Ameren/ComEd money-grab

Stay tuned for CUB to announce its full legislative agenda this spring. In the meantime, sign up for CUB email alerts to stay in the know and please donate to support our work for Illinois consumers.

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