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Red tape. Aggressive agendas. Bureaucracy. Get the latest news about what's threatening your access to affordable electricity.

Share Your Story: Affordable electricity keeps me connected

People across the West rely on affordable electricity at home and at work, around the clock and across the calendar. So when unreasonable government mandates lead to significant and unnecessary increases in electricity prices, we all feel the impacts. 

Due to health issues, Suzanne Wood is often unable to leave her home. But thanks to affordable electricity, she maintains her connection to the world around her. “The Internet is my window to the outside world – it’s my main source of news and means of communication with my family living in Maine,” Suzanne said. 

New report: Wyoming families stretching budgets as electricity costs rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Wyoming have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Wyomingites, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

New report: New Mexico families stretching budgets as electricity costs rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in New Mexico have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable New Mexicans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

New report: Nebraska families stretching budgets as electricity costs rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Nebraska have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Nebraskans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

New report: Colorado families stretching budgets as electricity costs rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Colorado have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Coloradans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

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