Information & Perspective By Warren Woodward
(May 15, 2015)
Last month the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) rescinded the decision they made last December to allow APS to charge customers without “smart” meters a monthly extortion fee. However, the ACC’s decision was just a lame stalling technique, and it was filled with illegalities and lies. So I appealed it.
The ACC’s April decision that I appealed is here: http://images.edocket.azcc.gov/docketpdf/0000160782.pdf
Below is the Introduction to my appeal which I filed today. The entire 19 page appeal can be read at the ACC docket here: http://images.edocket.azcc.gov/docketpdf/0000163221.pdf
It actually runs 108 pages but that’s only because I included some “Exhibits” to help make my points. The 19 page appeal starts after the 2 page cover letter at the above link.
As you’ll see, the ACC has proved what Tacitus said 1,900 years ago: Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity.
As an intervenor in ACC Docket # E-01345A-13-0069, I hereby appeal the commission’s ill-conceived Decision # 75047 for the reasons and facts outlined here in this statement.
In Decision # 75047, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has outdone itself in lies, lawlessness and legal gymnastics. It seems the ACC will do almost anything to avoid its responsibilities under law and to deny justice.
In this appeal, I will be dissecting the ACC’s Decision # 75047 line by line in the order it was written.
Also addressed will be laws I had not previously realized the ACC was breaking and/or ignoring. These laws are state statutes and codes I came across in the course of researching this appeal.
Much of this appeal will be a repetition of my original appeal filed January 5, 2015 in this docket, and of my response to the ACC’s sample orders which the ACC filed in this docket on March 10, 2015 and both the appeal and the response were largely repetitions of letters I have written the commission over the last 4 years. (Both my original appeal and my response to the sample orders are enclosed as Exhibits A and B, and are included as part of this appeal.)
This constant repetition is unfortunately necessary because the ACC refuses to break its pattern of ignoring issues and laws which it cannot address or is unwilling to acknowledge altogether. Indeed, the ACC’s malevolent pattern is so ingrained it can only be considered willful and deliberate. To be blunt, it has become quite clear to me that I am dealing with a pack of incorrigible liars and lawbreakers. That will be proved in detail throughout this appeal.
At the end, it will be obvious that ACC Decision # 75047 is arbitrary and capricious, and that the ACC has abused what discretion it may have had. In short, it will be obvious the ACC has no regard for the law and that Decision # 75047 is completely invalid.