In a recent newsletter, Clear Water for NC recently acknowledged some recent developments regarding Aqua NC’s efforts to increase rates for the Governors Village community:
A March 7 article, “NC Attorney General signals legal challenge if Aqua rate hike approved,” (News & Observer Biz blog, Mar. 7) says the Attorney General’s brief in Aqua’s rate case signals a possible appeal of Aqua NC ‘s rate hike, if it’s approved. The article summarizes several times the Attorney General has appealed electric utility rate hikes on the same grounds: that the Utilities Commission did not weigh economic harms for customers. Several of those challenges have gone to the NC Supreme Court.