About two years ago, I replaced my old electric furnace with a new natural gas burning furnace and my timing could not have been worse. However, I don’t think re-regulating the natural gas industry in Georgia is the answer. A few Democrats do and have proposed legislation:
“The elderly and senior citizens cannot pay these bills. They’re on a fixed income,” state Rep. David Lucas, D-Macon, said.
Lucas is sponsoring a bill that would force the PSC to step in and re-regulate the industry beginning in July. In the state Senate, Regina Thomas, D-Savannah, is sponsoring a bill that would add more regulated gas providers in the hopes of increasing competition in the market and pushing prices down.
Republicans control both chambers of the state Legislature and have shown little interest in re-regulating the natural gas industry.