On May 19th, the PUCT sent El Paso Electric’s bid to increase utility rates back down to administrative law judges after determining that El Paso Electric did not provide adequate notice of their rate increase to residential solar customers under Texas law. Earlier this year, El Paso Electric (EPE) and the City of El Paso had reached a settlement on a $37 million rate increase to fund the public utility’s infrastructure improvements. EPE executives claim this deal represents the best interests of the utility and its customers, but some customers are being hit harder than others. 

River otter, today’s your special day

By | Russell Bassett
Clean Water Digital Campaigner

It’s International River Otter Awareness Day! Here are five reasons we appreciate these amazing creatures.

We are asking for big change

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.”

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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