Governor Cuomo and NY State Legislators : STOP the Hidden Energy Tax!
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New Yorkers pay some of the
highest electricity bills in the country. And on April 1, 2017, they’re set to
go even higher!
Governor Cuomo has unilaterally forced through the so-called “Clean Energy
Mandate” to prop up aging upstate nuclear plants owned by a Chicago
corporation. This scheme will amount to a massive $3.4 BILLION hidden tax on our
electricity bills over the next five years, which will go to bailout a big Chicago
corporation that is already making BILLIONS of dollars a year in profits.
We still have time to stop this taxation without representation – but we need EVERY
concerned citizen to make their voice heard.
Please sign our petition urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that will
strip away the power of the Governor to impose new taxes without a vote.
To Governor Cuomo and NY State Legislators:
I am writing you today because I am outraged to learn that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) will be imposing a new hidden tax hike on my electric bill beginning April 1.
New York families like mine are already paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country – just one facet of our incredibly high cost-of-living. We cannot afford this $3.4 billion tax hike.
The so-called “Clean Energy Standard” represents government at its worst. It’s nothing more than a massive bailout for an out-of-state corporation, and is a textbook example of taxation without representation.
I urge you to pass legislation in the 2017 session that will stop this hidden tax, by prohibiting the imposition of any new tax without a vote of our elected representatives in the Legislature.