Governor Urged to Veto SB 884 – $100 Billion in Utility Costs

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Higher rates and less oversight at stake—$400 annual bill increase by 2032.  

  • SB 884 streamlines review and approval of PG&E $70 billion plan to underground 10,000  miles of electrical lines over the next ten years. 
  • If SB 884 is signed into law, Edison and SDG&E can also be expected to seek approval of  undergrounding plans that would cost their customers tens of billions of dollars. 
  • Mark Toney: Higher bills and less oversight—that’s what at stake with SB 884.  PG&E wants to avoid scrutiny of their undergrounding plans and costs and hopes  SB 884 will let them skip full CPUC review, so they can get higher profits. 

California climate goals jeopardized by making electricity too costly. 

  • If the price of electricity becomes higher than gasoline and natural gas, customers will be  discouraged from switching to electric vehicles and electric heating, cooking and water. 
  • There are better ways to invest $100 billion in clean energy that reduces bills and  increases energy resiliency. 
  • Jennifer Tanner: A far better use of ratepayer money would be replacing bare wires  with insulated wires, and investing in rooftop solar with batteries. 

Dozens of ratepayer, environmental and community groups urge SB 884 Veto 

  • California Large Energy Consumers Alliance, California Food Producers, Agricultural  Energy Consumers Association, Small Business Utility Advocate, UCAN, TURN. Indivisible California Green Team, Indivisible chapters throughout California, SoCal 350  and chapters throughout state, Local Clean Energy Alliance, Reclaim our Power. California Alliance for Retired Americans, Senior & Disability Action, Centro La Familia  Advocacy Services, Protect our Communities Foundation. 
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