Tell the ACC: No to Southwest Gas Rate Hike

Despite research documenting that methane gas is too costly for our health, our communities, & our economy; Southwest Gas is seeking a 11.4% rate hike.

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Recent research has documented that methane gas is too costly for our health, our communities, & our economy. Yet, Southwest Gas is seeking a 11.4% rate hike that includes $664,596 in 2021 membership dues for the American Gas Association & a line-extension allowance, which forces customers to pick up the tab when developers want to extend gas lines to residential & commercial properties. Shareholders, not ratepayers, should pay for such membership dues. And developers should pay their own way. Tell the Arizona Corporation Commission “no” to consumers paying for extending dirty & dangerous gas. No to a double-digit rate hike.

Please sign, & then share, our petition.

Please provide public comment by phone on Sept. 19, 2022 from 10:00-12:30 p.m. or until the last caller is finished speaking, whichever comes first. To provide your input on the rate hike to the Arizona Corporation Commission, please call (866)705-2554 & enter code 241497#.


Diane Brown

Executive Director, Arizona PIRG Education Fund

Diane E. Brown has worked with the State PIRGs for over 35 years, over half serving as the Executive Director of Arizona PIRG. She is a leader in efforts to protect consumers from unfair marketplace abuses and unsafe products; promote 21st century energy and transportation options; and foster an accessible and accountable government. Diane frequently works with diverse entities; advocates and testifies before elected and governmental officials; and appears on television and radio and in newspapers across the state. Diane’s leadership has helped to secure public interest victories at the Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Corporation Commission, and various state agencies. Diane is a recipient of awards from the Arizona Capitol Times, Phoenix Business Journal, League of Women Voters of Arizona, and Arizona League of Conservation Voters.

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