On December 24, 2012 the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association [formerly ICPA], filed a Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] request on the Office of the Commissioner of the Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Executive Secretary of the Public Utility Regulatory Authority. We requested all documents and communications and work products concerning the state’s comprehensive energy plan.
Last week, the staff of the Public Utility Regulatory Authority [PURA], requested an extension of time to comment on the state energy plan from its parent organization – DEEP, and DEEP denied their request. We find it strange that DEEP’s staff would deny the staff of their own subagency the opportunity to comment on the state energy plan.
Read the DEEP denial of the PURA request for additional time to comment on the state energy plan here http://www.icpa.org/newsletters/2012_newsletters/Dec_24_2012/PURA_Request_DEEP_Denied.pdf
Then again, DEEP’s political staff prevented the PURA professional natural gas staff from participating in the development of the state energy plan from the beginning.
What is DEEP trying to hide when it prevents its own PURA professional natural gas staff from commenting on the DEEP natural gas plan?
Let’s find out. Hence, CEMA [ICPA] filed the FOIA request to bring to light what the rest of us in Connecticut have been prevented from reading by DEEP Commissioner Esty.
We will find out what PURA wanted to tell everyone about the plan but were denied that opportunity by their political bosses at DEEP.