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Attorney General William Tong

03/13/2020

Attorney General Tong Announces PURA Has Granted Emergency Moratorium on Utility Shut Offs

(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong announced today that the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has granted an emergency moratorium on electric, natural gas, and water utility shut-offs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of the Attorney General filed a formal petition Thursday seeking to cease all utility service terminations for a 30 day period subject to renewal to ensure all residents may safely remain home during the epidemic.

Attorney General William Tong thanked the commissioners and staff and PURA for their swift response.

“I want to thank the commissioners and staff at PURA who worked quickly to provide this important relief to Connecticut families. People need electricity, heat and water to stay home safely right now,” said Attorney General Tong.

Assistant Attorneys General Lauren Bidra, John Wright and Consumer Protection Department Head Michael Wertheimer are assisting the Attorney General in this matter.


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