Sen. Seminara speaks out vs. potential CT natural gas rate hikes; Hearing in Farmington Monday

December 16, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Seminara speaks out against potential natural gas rate hikes

Sen. Lisa Seminara, the Ranking Senator on the Human Services Committee and the Aging Committee, has submitted testimony to state utility regulators expressing concerns about proposals to raise the price of natural gas in Connecticut. A public hearing on the proposals has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at the Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington.

“The proposals would cost customers between $20 and $40 more per quarter,” Sen. Seminara said. “I hear from vulnerable Connecticut families every day. They have been crushed by inflation, burdensome taxes, and the rising cost of living. They already pay far too much for basic utilities. These proposals, if passed, make it even more difficult for struggling Connecticut residents who are already living hand to mouth and barely scraping by. Yes, we all understand the need to invest in gas distribution, but I ask you to hear the voices of vulnerable seniors and disabled residents who tell me they simply can’t afford these new potential burdens.”

Those who wish to submit testimony can email [email protected] and include their name and hometown. Put “Docket number 23-11-02” in the subject line.