To: Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, Rushern Baker, Prince Georges County Executive, The Maryland State House, The Maryland State Senate, and Governor Larry Hogan

Stop Maryland's Electric Utilities from ripping off taxpayers!

Pepco and BGE have been overcharging taxpayers for street lighting services for years and dragging their feet on efficiency upgrades.

The Maryland General Assembly and our Governor can put a stop to this by passing the County and Municipal Street Lighting Investment Act!

Why is this important?

Maryland's taxpayers overpay tens of millions of dollars each year to Pepco, BGE and other utilities for street lighting services.

These monopoly companies own the lights and "lease" them back to our counties and municipalities. Facing no competition, they have little incentive to repair lights in a timely manner, offer fair prices or make energy efficiency upgrades. The Maryland Public Service Commission has not helped, often rubber stamping the utilities' inflated rates.

There is a better way! By passing the County and Municipal Street Lighting Investment Act, our counties, cities and towns will have the option to "fire" Pepco and BGE and take control of the street lighting service, efficiency and savings. This approach has worked well in other states.

Only the Maryland General Assembly and our Governor can make this happen. Send them a message now by signing this petition!

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Reasons for signing

  • PEPCO is blocking the use of energy efficient technology, for their own profit. Time to stop them.
  • The need to support energy efficiency
  • Decentralized solar is the only way to go.