in a national day of action to send a message to Republican Members of
Cease and Desist!
Don't shut down the government, throw people out of work,
(Or if you want to help organize a similar event at
Capito's or McKinley's other offices, give us a call.)
(Or if you want to help organize a similar event at Capito's or McKinley's other offices, give us a call.)
October 15, 2003
Join us as we demand that Representative Capito:
· Expand the economy and the middle class by investing in good jobs, our families, schools, and communities.
· Stop tax loopholes for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
· Quit trying to take away health care that West Virginians need.
· Do her job-- keep the government running and funded!
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Norm Steenstra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-346-5891
WV Citizen Action Group and West Virginia Patriots for Peace are sponsoring a free showing of Dirty Wars during the WV International Film Festival. This is a powerful documentary you won't want to miss. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing covert operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for JSOC "kill list." View the Trailer.
Thursday, October 17 at 8:00pm
WVSU Capitol Theater
123 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301
West Virginia International Film Festival
"I was enthralled by Scahill's courage and bravery in making this film. My eyes were opened to violence that the U.S. government is committing against families and communities abroad in the name of American global interests." Stacy Gloss, WVCAG
If you have been following WV-CAG's activities at
the Public Service Commission these past couple months, you know that we
believe that any mark-up in the value to the price of the Harrison Coal
Fired Power Plant is a violation of the PSC's own stipulations; that the
plant puts West Virginians at serious risk for depending too much on one
type of fuel source. Today, the Commission adopted this
settlement, with modification, in its final order issued yesterday.
But, in an unusual move, Commissioner Ryan
Palmer issued a
very strong dissenting opinion.
Background: In Case No. 12-1571 before the West Virginia Public Service Commission, Mon Power and Potomac Edison proposed to purchase 80% of the Harrison Power Plant from Allegheny Energy Supply, and to sell a small share (100 MW) of the Pleasants Power Plant to Allegheny Energy Supply, at a net cost to ratepayers of $1.1 billion. Mon Power, Potomac Edison, and Allegheny Energy Supply are all subsidiaries of Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corporation. In a proposed settlement filed with the Commission on August 21st, the parties to the case (excluding WVCAG) agreed to a settlement that would reduce the price to about $800 million, but still include a $257 million mark up over the original depreciated cost of Harrison.