What Public Service?

How the Alabama Public Service Commission’s misplaced priorities put utility profits over people.

“What Public Service” contrasts financial data from Alabama Power, the state’s largest utility, with data representing the plight of many Alabama families during the recession. The imbalance surfaced by the comparison is shocking. At a time when many Alabama families have been scraping by, the report shows, they have also been burdened with increasing electricity rates that have helped fuel a surge in company profits and pay.

What Public Service?