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Breaking: AG, CUB negotiate $10 million refund for Peoples Gas customers

Read CUB Executive Director David Kolata’s statement on the latest consumer victory: a $10 million refund for Chicago gas customers. (Also send a message asking state regulators to approve the refund!) CUB is pleased that WEC Energy Group, the parent company of Peoples Gas, has agreed to a settlement that…...

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Breaking: AG, CUB call for overhaul of Peoples Gas pipeline project

CUB has joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in calling for the restructuring of a costly and “disastrous” Peoples Gas pipeline-replacement project that is billions of dollars over budget.  The development comes weeks after Crain’s Chicago Business reported that utility officials may have withheld ballooning cost estimates from regulators while…...

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Did Peoples Gas lie?

A new auditor’s report shows that Peoples Gas knew the estimated cost for a disastrous pipeline replacement project had spiked to $8 billion…but the company kept that detail close to the vest as it sought approval for a lucrative merger, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. In June, Wisconsin Energy won Illinois Commerce…...

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