Representative Nathan Carlow Co-Signs Bipartisan Letter Urging Public Utilities Commission to Reinstate Moratorium on Utility Disconnections

STATE HOUSE/REMOTELY — Representative Nathan Carlow (R-Buxton), a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology, co-signed a letter drafted by Senator Joseph Baldacci (D-Penobscot) requesting that the Maine Public Utilities Commission reinstate the moratorium on utility disconnections that was in effect from March to November of last year. 

“With the remainder of Winter still ahead of us, it is crucial that the Commission reinstate the moratorium put in place earlier in the pandemic without delay,” Rep. Carlow said in a statement. “Many Mainers remain unemployed due to the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 virus, and in these circumstances, no person who can’t afford these services should lose access to them.”

The letter further requests that the moratorium be in place for at least 120 days, and also encourages the Commission to halt disconnection notices. 

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