TODAY Latine Families Will Testify Against Yet Another Southwest Gas Increase

December 12, 2023Contact: Carolina Chacon | | 702-810-7155

TODAY Latine Families Will Testify Against Yet Another Southwest Gas Increase
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada will host Consumer Sessions on Southwest Gas rate application, which would increase the utility’s revenue by $70 million next year

LAS VEGAS, Nev — As Southwest Gas proposes yet another rate hike, today utility customers and members of Chispa Nevada already struggling to pay their bills will ask the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to protect Nevada consumers and reject any more rate increases.Southwest Gas has submitted a proposal to the PUCN that would raise rates by nearly $70 million next year, hiking utility bills by $55 to $100 per home per year. Southwest Gas says raising gas prices on Nevada customers — after at least four other such increases in the last year alone — is necessary to increase its revenue. The utility is already guaranteed profits of 7.27% for any expenses related to the infrastructure needed to provide service.The PUCN will host two Consumer Sessions today to hear public comments regarding this proposal, designated as Docket No. 23-09012. Nevada consumers will testify that they can’t keep up with the high costs of gas, which is not only bad for family budgets but also for public health and the environment, and deliver a petition signed by over 500 Nevadans calling for a halt to gas rate increases.

WHO: Utility customers and members of Chispa Nevada

WHEN: Today, December 14, 2023 at 1pm and 6pm
WHAT: Public comment at PUCN Consumer Sessions over Southwest Gas proposed annual revenue increase
WHERE: Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89148


About Chispa Nevada: Chispa Nevada is a program of the League of Conservation Voters that builds the power of Latine communities to fight for climate justice and our democracy.

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