16 Oct '11, 2am

Utilities "sick with greed" | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

Utilities "sick with greed" | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

Paladino: Fighting the Utilities Buffalo developer Carl P. Paladino has filed separate lawsuits against National Grid and Verizon over what he claims are outrageous charges for moving utility lines and poles to accommodate new businesses. Describing the utilities as “sick with greed,” Paladino says he has no choice but to take legal action because the state’s Public Service Commission has failed to hold “monopolistic” utilities accountable. Paladino,a GOP politician, claims the utility companies refuse to detail how they arrive at prices when running lines to a newly constructed building or reconfiguring service to renovated properties. The refusal, Paladino says, indicates the utilities have something to hide. “In both cases, there has been collusion, overbilling, mis-billing and fraud,” he said. Nonsense, say the utility companies, insisting they charge fair prices and d...

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