Here we go again! Avista Corp. made headlines in The Spokesman-Review requesting yet another rate hike. It seems that we, the ratepayers, forfeit all opposition to their request for a rate hike. There is no appeasing their greed. To hear their worn-out excuses seems same ol’: 70-year-old equipment, price of fuel, yadda, yadda, yadda. Where is their scheduled maintenance for the prior five rate increases? How about solar power, tide, wind alternatives, etc.?
With the economy falling apart, corporation layoffs, mom-and-pop stores closing, city and state governments broke, etc., the population is half-freezing now. Why don’t they tighten their belt like everyone else is doing and leave the increases status quo until a better economic climate prevails as Obama promised us?
John K. Nodes