A message from the OPHX Legal Team
The Occupy Phoenix Legal Working Group has filed a complaint with the Corporation Commission against the regulated utilities who are members of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on behalf of 88 consumers.
The complaint is Inquiry No. 2012 103081 filed on 4 April 2012.
The claim is that if the ALEC members are charging the expenses of ALEC to the rate payers, they should not be according to case law. Further, the regulations of the Corporation Commission require fair competition, non-discrimination among customers, energy efficiency and energy renewables. Yet those are the very principles that ALEC lobbies against making it a conflict of interest for the regulated utilities to be members.
Occupy Phoenix is asking the Corporation Commission to do an investigation regarding the rates and conflict of interest issues. Since some members of the Corporation are or have been members of ALEC, they have been asked to recuse themselves.
Link to formal complaint: COMPLAINT TO CORP COM RE SRP