Riverton and surrounding areas weigh in on the Rocky Mountain Power rate hikes. Rep. Tony Locke, R-Casper, said that the Public Service Commission has a responsibility, consistent with state law, to make sure rate increases are just and reasonable, and that they’re in the public interest. The proof that a rate increase request meets those standards is on the utility.
Rep. Tony Locke, R-Casper, said if the 30% increase in electricity rates are approved, residents are going to get a double whammy. The first comes directly to their electricity bills. The second will come when businesses pass on their increased costs to consumers.
Letter to the Editor by Representative Tony Locke