WE NEED YOUR HELP - A PROPOSED AGREEMENT COULD RAISE YOUR ELECTRIC RATES BY 5% TO OVER 50%
Reliable and affordable power in Montana is in immediate jeopardy and we urgently need your help. A largely confidential draft agreement has been in the works behind closed doors that could lead to the breaching of the four Lower Snake River Dams.
As a Bonneville Power Administration customer, Lincoln Electric relies on the clean, reliable energy produced from the Federal Columbia River Power System. That includes the power produced by the immensely valuable Lower Snake River Dams.
If those four dams are breached, energy costs for Lincoln Electric members will increase from 5% to over 50%, the chances of rolling blackouts in the Pacific Northwest will double, and access to hydropower will be uncertain.
Hydropower is key to ensuring reliable, affordable energy for our members. It is a critical, always available, carbon-free source of electric generation. As our nation depends on electricity to power more of the economy, we need more generating resources - not fewer. Consistent resources, like dams, are necessary for intermittent resources, like wind and solar, to integrate successfully into the electric grid. When the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing, electricity produced by the always available hydropower system is crucial to keep the lights on.
Your voice is critical in the fight to ensure our power remains reliable and affordable. Please sign the petition at Voices for Cooperative Power before December 15 to support reliable power for Lincoln Electric members.
Please do not attach anything to our poles. The staples, nails, and tacks used to hang signs, fliers, and other objects create safety hazards for our linemen. It also costs our members more money as we must spend extra time removing obstacles from poles before work can be done safely. Thank you for your help keeping our linemen safe!