Several incoming San Antonio Council members want to freeze utility disconnections, reform CPS rates, and close the Spruce coal plant. They’d do well to listen to the attorney fighting CPS Energy’s lawsuit to eliminate the people’s right to reform the utility by petition.
Tag: energy justice
Texas Winter Storm: Worst Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Catastrophe in Recent U.S. History
They used their car to stay warm when a winter storm brought down the Texas power grid. In a state that doesn’t require carbon monoxide alarms in homes, they had no warning they were poisoning themselves. Perla Trevizo, Ren Larson, Lexi Churchill, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune; Mike Hixenbaugh and […]
CPS Energy Must Stop Shutting Off People’s Power—For Good
Disconnects for nonpayment by CPS Energy have more than doubled during CEO Paula Gold-Williams tenure. And there are still no promises of reform.
Utility Violence: CPS Energy’s History of Forced Shutoffs
To Truly Tackle Root Inequities, Council Must Address CPS Energy’s Legacy of Disconnections Greg Harman San Antonio summers are a time of retreat. During 2012, Texas’s hottest year on record, San Antonians fled to movie theaters, water parks, libraries, and VIA’s designated cooling centers (our bus fleet). For those in […]