Release: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OPPOSE “ENERGY CHOICE” IN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL MOODY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 29, 2019
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OPPOSE “ENERGY CHOICE” IN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL MOODY
~Bipartisan Letter Signed by 24 Members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation~
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Twenty-four members of Florida’s congressional delegation, 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats, sent a letter to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody last Friday, praising her efforts in opposing the “Energy Choice” amendment proposed for the 2020 ballot.
The letter states the members, “believe this amendment dismantles the reliability of the bulk-power system the Federal Government through the Department of Energy is charged with protecting.” It goes on to state these Congressional members believe the amendment would hamper the state’s progress toward clean energy, could deny consumers electric service, and that deregulation would be more costly and less reliable than the current energy market.
“This letter provides a powerful example of why Floridians really need to do their research before supporting an amendment that is intentionally deceptive,” said Scott Arceneaux, a board member with Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy. “While the amendment gives the appearance that it will provide consumers with choice, the reality is that if passed, the amendment would not only increase utility costs for consumers but they would also have less reliable coverage and an inability to choose to receive power from their current provider. We appreciate the members of our congressional delegation, from both sides of the aisle, who have done their homework and found it imperative to publicly voice their concerns about the dangers of this proposed amendment.”