(ConservativeInsider.org) – Last week, winter storms and sub-zero temperatures ravaged Texas and much of the southern United States. Many Americans were left without heat and other essential utilities, causing some to lose their lives. Of those Texans who still did have heat, though, some were hit with astronomical electricity bills and now Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking action.
On Monday, March 1, Paxton announced the state will be suing Griddy, an electricity provider, for its deceptive advertising practices. The provider gives its customers access to an unfixed wholesale rate for electricity by paying $10 a month upfront. However, when the energy crisis hit last week, the prices went through the roof.
WOWT 6 News shares more about how the state is dealing with the company:
The lawsuit comes days after Texas’ power grid manager effectively shut down Griddy by revoking its access to the state’s electricity market.
— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) March 1, 2021
The lawsuit alleges that Griddy violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, but the company shared in a statement that they “have always been transparent and customer-centric,” and are not guilty of misleading their customers.
This lawsuit goes to show the gall that some utility companies have when they’re willing to take advantage of their communities, even during a crisis when lives are on the line. Thankfully, Attorney General Paxton is pushing to get the money back into the pockets of Americans who were subject to the ridiculous electricity bills last week.
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