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In Testimony to Public Service Commission, Attorney General Racine Opposes Washington Gas Merger Plan

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Contact:
Rob Marus, Communications Director: (202) 724-5646; [email protected]
Marrisa Geller, Public Affairs Specialist: (202) 724-5448; [email protected]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed official testimony on behalf of witnesses for the District of Columbia with the District’s Public Service Commission regarding the proposed Washington Gas merger. The testimony opposes an application by AltaGas, a Canadian energy holding company, to acquire WGLH, the owner of Washington Gas, the District’s distribution gas utility.

Attorney General Racine said the proposed acquisition would not be in the public interest.

“The proposed merger gives District consumers few tangible benefits,” Attorney General Racine said. “We do not believe this merger would be in the public interest; therefore, we oppose it.”

The District’s testimony opposing the acquisition is available here.