Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power has asked the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve a 12 percent rate increase for residential electricity customers in Laramie County. The utility wants to use the money to pay for a power plant currently under construction.

AARP Wyoming opposes the increase. “It’s hard enough for people on fixed incomes to cope with the rising costs of prescription drugs and housing,” said Tim Summers, AARP state director. “A rate hike could put them in the position of having to choose between taking their medications or staying warm.”

AARP is asking concerned residents to call the PSC at 307-777-7427.

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