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Popowsky v. Pa. Pub. Util. Comm'n

Court Upholds Pennsylvania Utility Commission's Anti-Consumer Decision


What’s at Stake

According to the PUC, almost 15,000 households across Pa. entered the 2011 winter season without heat-related utility service. These households and other households living on the margins must often choose between rent, food, medicine, and utilities. Protecting these consumers from volatile price changes that their budgets cannot absorb can literally mean the difference between life and death.  Laws designed to protect against price volatility are critical to protect these families.

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Popowsky v. Pa. PUC
was decided by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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Find cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases. The cases within the drop-down categories below are in alphabetical order for ease of searching.

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Our legal advocacy initiatives  - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect nearly 20 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four impact areas: Tackling Senior Hunger, Paving the Way to Stable Income, assuring the adequacy and availability of Safe and Afffordable Housing and Reconnecting People to Families and Communities, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.