Missouri Civic, Legal, Environmental, and Justice Organizations Call for an Equitable Outcome in Ameren Rate Case
A coalition of Missouri community organizations stand in opposition to Ameren Missouri’s proposal to increase bills for working families in File No. ER-2021-0240 before the Missouri Public Service Commission. We urge the Commission to deny Ameren’s requested rate increase and take steps to ensure that families, seniors, medically vulnerable individuals, and regular folks just struggling to survive have adequate protections during an unprecedented pandemic. With the reemergence of the COVID-19 virus and the more contagious Delta variant in Missouri, we should expect that customers will face new challenges in energy affordability, unemployment, and the ability to afford life essentials. Ameren’s requested rate increase will place a further burden on customers at an inopportune moment, creating a crisis in utility debt and increasing the risk of shutoffs for thousands of households.
The following calls to action were developed collaboratively among our organizations to meet the crisis in energy affordability and to offer protection for customers at this crucial time. We encourage Ameren Missouri to work with us to address these concerns.
This is a coalition formed by allies working to ensure that the health and well-being of Missourians are put first, that essential needs are met during this time of crisis, and that our state’s big utilities and policymakers work with the public to shape a just energy future for all. This is a space for collaboration in order to co-create policies and pool resources behind inter-sectional energy justice and is open to all.
There are many ways to get involved. We hope you will join us in holding Ameren accountable. Thank you for all you do.
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