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Budget cuts = higher utility bills

BREAKING: An initial budget plan from the White House calls for costly cuts that will lead to higher utility bills. (ACT NOW!)

These are among a long list of programs targeted for elimination:

Energy Star: Provides assistance for energy efficiency programs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assists low-income families with heating and cooling costs.

Weatherization Assistance Program: Provides grants for making low-income homes more efficient.

State Energy Program: Provides funding and technical assistance for efficiency and clean energy.

(Source: Washington Post, March 16, 2017)

Quick CUB Analysis: 

  • Because they lower energy prices, efficiency programs save money for ALL of us—even those who don’t participate in them.
  • LIHEAP helps seniors and families keep up with their bills. And it helps keep our own utility costs down: If people can’t pay their bills, those costs are spread among all utility customers.

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